Foreign Minister and Kimanis Umno divisional chief Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said it is pointless for disenchanted party members to stay in Umno if they are campaigning for and supporting the opposition. Pic by NSTP/MALAI ROSMAH TUAH

MEMBAKUT: Umno members who wish to exit the party should do so without haste and not linger on to become a thorn in Umno’s flesh.

Foreign Minister and Kimanis Umno divisional chief Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said it is pointless for disenchanted party members to stay in Umno if they are campaigning for and supporting the opposition.

“Such individuals have no strong stance and are simply spies. They are not only betraying the party, but also their religion, race and nation. If you want to get out of the party, do it properly,” he said when launching the Kimanis Umno Wanita meeting here.

In his speech, he urged over 1,000 members of the Jalinan Rakyat Plus Kimanis division to maintain their loyalty and to continue to work with obedience to strengthen Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN).

Present were Kimanis Umno vice-chief Mohamad Alamin and Kimanis Umno Wanita chief Surayah Ibrahim.

Anifah also called on Umno members to strive to strengthen the party, including supporting whoever is elected to contest in the upcoming general election; while reminding them not to insult any leader, particularly from the opposition during a campaign.

"I believe all Umno members, including JR Plus members, are always campaigning in a good manner. We are campaigning not only for the party to win, but also to take care of the dignity of the leader and party we represent.

"Do not insult or oppress other candidates, including from the opposition, while campaigning because after all, no one is perfect. If we need to criticize others, it needs to be done properly," Anifah added.

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