UMNO observes democracy, decisions on consensus – Ahmad Maslan

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 – All party decisions are done collectively and democratically as each and every member of the Supreme Working Council can express their view.
UMNO Secretary General Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said no question of veto power should arise since everything was achieved unisonly.
“Those who attended the Political Bureau meeting in Janda Baik recently were give equal chances to speak up of the pros and cons, and at the end nobody opposed our two decisions. On the night when they were presented with summary of the meeting, no one objected to the decisions made.
“That’s how democratic our party resident, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is when he explained there was no such thing, not even in UMNO Constitution. Of course, there is veto power at the United Nations Security Council.
“It does not exist (in UMNO). We give everyone equal opportunities to air their views. Of course there were cases when nobody opposed the president when he came up with an idea or suggestion. Should any objections arise once a decision is made collectively, they are absolutely against the majority. I am telling the truth,” he said via UMNO Online’s ‘Live’ Facebook on “75 Years of UMNO & Member Solidarity” today.
Citing a report, Ahmad previously said the MKT had unanimously agreed for the UMNO President writing a letter to PPBM President stating the decision not to cooperate with PPBM in the 15th General Election, and its support for Perikatan Nasional government will cease when the Parliament is dissolved.
Ahmad, who is also the Member of Parliament for Pontian refuted allegations that the refusal to cooperate with PPBM at the divisional level were linked to the court cluster.
“It is the decision of the grassroots as per passed on to the respective division heads. For example, of the 147 divisions under survey, most of them decided for the party to severe ties with PPBM. Then it became a motion. Previously, there were 118 of them, and another six arrived the headquarters late.”
“It’s time to move on. Don’t blame the party. We should focus in making preparations for the next general election… UMNO will remain strong as a party with Barisan Nasional (BN) to face GE-15.