BENTONG, 16 April 2009: Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has advised party leaders in Terengganu to resolve their differences amicably without the interference of national leaders.
“If they fail to resolve the problem at the state and division level, national Umno leaders will have to interfere,” he told reporters after attending the ground breaking ceremony of the Public Order Training Centre (Pulka) at Pelangai near here today.
He was commenting on the absence of 10 Barisan Nasional assemblypersons from the Terengganu state assembly on 14 April believed to be related to the political unrest in the state after three of them received death threats through the short messaging service (SMS).
Hishammuddin said Umno leaders should not get bogged down with internal matters but should instead redouble their efforts to strengthen the party and get closer to the people to win their support.
Asked whether the police had traced the SMS sender, Hishammuddin, who is also Home Minister, said it was still being investigated and the police had assured the three assemblypersons of their safety. — Bernama