Umno president says this after he was asked why the party does not use ‘slander and lies’ in politics.
Umno will never lie to the people when it comes to practising politics, said party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Zahid said this in response to a Facebook post that asked him why Umno relied on “facts, advice and proposals” to help improve the government, instead of “slander and lies”, which allegedly worked for “Bersatu, DAP, PKR and the like”.
“I giggled when I read the comment. I understood what it meant. It is sarcasm.
“My promise as the Umno president is this: Umno will never lie to the people.
“We won’t lie, slander or offer a manifesto that is ‘not a sacred text’,” he wrote.
The Bagan Datuk MP said the public is now very mature and can differentiate truth from propaganda.
“Umno will hold on to the truth in its political struggle,” he added.
Recently, Sinar Harian and Utusan Malaysia reports suggested that Zahid may have not been forthcoming enough on his alleged telephone conversation with PKR president Anwar Ibrahim.
On April 7, Zahid denied that his voice appeared in a four-minute video clip alongside that of Anwar.