Wasn’t this a closed meeting?

UMNO Deputy President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin speaking at UMNO Training Camp in Janda Baik

UMNO Deputy President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin speaking at UMNO Training Camp in Janda Baik

A video believed to be recorded at UMNO Training Camp in Janda Baik last week, has now gone viraled in the blogs and social media.

The video shown UMNO Deputy President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin suggesting that that the BoD and CEO of 1MDB should be sacked because of the recent developments. Especially the strong rumours about not able meeting its financial commitments.

It is a very courageous call, which reflect that UMNO leaders are about wanting the matter resolved and the same time, improve the public perception that the party is strong on matters of principles. Despite that the call was made only to a select few within the party and not for public consumption.

There are several UMNO leaders at Supreme Council present. It is also believed that the event was a closed door in nature, where only invited leaders and members are present.

If it was a closed door meeting, shouldn’t permission be sought for any recording about the internal party event be made? More than that, should it be aired in for public consumption?

The fact that it first appeared in a Youtube account and blog of a known person who is obsessed about toppling Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, is a demonstration of intent of the postings.

*Updated 2330hrs

UMNO Vice President Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who is the custodian of the program ‘Kris 2314’ which UMNO Deputy President Muhyiddin spoke, said they are looking for the person who shared the video recording.

The Rakyat Post story:

Ahmad Zahid looking for mastermind who shared video of Muhyiddin’s speech

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Umno vice-president and Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is looking for the mastermind behind the sharing of a video taken at the party’s closed door event in Janda Baik. — TRP file pic
KUALA LUMPUR, May 21, 2015:
Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is investigating who was the mastermind behind the sharing of a speech by Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The speech was made at a closed meeting with Umno leaders at the Institut Latihan Memperkasakan UMNO (Ilmu) at Janda Baik on Saturday.
The matter was revealed by Umno working secretary Datuk Ab. Rauf Yusuf when contacted by The Rakyat Post.
Rauf said according to Ilmu’s rules, recordings of any programmes at the institute were prohibited.
“I believe Datuk Zahid is conducting investigations regarding the sharing of the video to find the mastermind who recorded and shared the speech.
“According to guidelines set, such training programmes cannot be recorded, what more spread to the public.

“It should not have happened because it was a private training session that was conducted specifically for Umno members.”
In the Janda Baik programme, Muhyiddin had urged Datuk Seri Najib Razak to sack 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) board of directors because they caused the Prime Minister to face the consequences of their actions.
Muhyiddin also urged police to investigate the investment body to avoid negative perceptions that could cause Barisan Nasional to fall in the coming general election.
In a press conference in Thursday, Muhyiddin stressed the statement he made during the speech was merely his personal opinion.
Muhyiddin said the speech was just to give an understanding to political leaders in the party the efforts to resolve issues that arose regarding the investment arm of the Finance Ministry.
“It was my own opinion that I made in a closed meeting in the political course that was conducted by the (Umno) training bureau.
“To me, it is my view for my fellow political leaders so that they better understand that this is not a new issue.
“I have also voiced this outside and what’s important is we find a solution of the matter,” he said at a press conference at the Parliament lobby.

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