By JANE RITIKOS, LOH FOON FONG, TEH ENG HOCK, LESTER KONG AND YUEN MEIKENGDeputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri najib Tun Razak has condemned those who resort to threats in getting people to support certain candidates for the Umno party elections.
He said such acts were undesirable culture for Umno and should not happen.
“I don’t know who sent such SMSes but the act of sending threats including through SMS is bringing into Umno a bad culture, which should not be done,” he said in response to Umno supreme council member and Johor Baru division chief Datuk Shahrir Samad’s claim that he received SMS threats instructing his division to nominate two candidates vying for top posts.
Najib, who was at the MIC Deepavali open house on Monday, also reminded all members that Umno practises healthy democracy and such actions are not democratic.
Supreme council member Datuk Seri Rais Yatim said Umno should consider roping in the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) and other relevant authorities to help curb unhealthy practices during the party elections such as money politics.
He said the leadership needed to act fast to keep in check the culture of threatening others and money politics before this destroys the party.
source:Najib condemns those using threats to gain support
BERITADARIGUNUNG: Ada dua kaedah yang digunakan bersilih ganti untuk menguruskan pekerja. Pertama ganjaran, kedua ialah reprimand. Kedua-duanya perlu. Dalam political marketing pula, threat berjaya mewujudkan fear. Tun Mahathir sering melakar senario fear untuk mengajak rakyat bersatu dan bekerja keras. Kaedah itu tidak sesuai pada setengah orang tetapi harus diakui, ia berjaya mengukuhkan kepercayaan dan komitmen dalam organisasi tertentu. Soalnya, adakah kaedah ugutan atau threat itu salah dari segi undang-undang?