I was told I have been sacked by Umno, says Lokman

Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam says he has not heard anything from the party secretary-general.

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam tonight said he was told he has been sacked by the party.

“I was removed from the Umno Supreme Council WhatsApp group at 8.01pm today.

“I was informed by someone that I have been sacked,” he told FMT.

However, Lokman said he has not been informed by party secretary-general Annuar Musa of any sacking.

Earlier this evening, Umno Supreme Council member Bung Moktar Radin said Lokman had been referred to the party’s disciplinary board for his remarks against party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

This comes after Lokman hit out at Zahid for allegedly saying Umno must work with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad because PAS is doing so.

Separately, in a Facebook posting, Lokman said he was told that action was being taken against him by a show of hands, “which shouldn’t have happened”.

He also claimed some of those present at the meeting were not Supreme Council members.

“I accept the action by party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi but I will remain faithful to Umno,” he said.

Lokman, seen as an ardent supporter of former prime minister Najib Razak, said he will continue to fight for Umno through a cybertrooper NGO in Malaysia.

Former Umno Supreme Council member Puad Zakarshi also weighed in on the reported “sacking” of Lokman, saying he was removed based on recommendations by the political bureau and not the disciplinary board.

“What is the function of the disciplinary board then? Why hasn’t any action been taken on
Hishamuddin Hussien,” Puad asked on Facebook.

“Isn’t his (Hishammuddin’s) meetings with Mahathir without informing the Umno Supreme Council and the party president against party discipline?”