UMNO AGM | Umno Youth today reminded party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi not to sign "watikah" for Umno leaders who are hypocrites.
The advice was first thrown in spontaneously by a delegate from the Umno wing during its convention, before Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki further touched on the matter in his policy speech.
"Do not ever give them any spot on the front line to represent the party. Umno members should even reject these hypocrites during the party election.
"Remember the Prophet's advice... Do not get bitten by a snake twice. The president should take note of this... Do not sign these people's watikah," he said in his speech.
Zahid was present when Asyraf was delivering his speech at Dewan Tun Hussein Onn in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
It is understood that "watikah" refers to party appointment letters for BN candidates in the next general election.
In his speech, Asyraf also told Umno leaders and members to be like candles that burn themselves to defend the party, instead of being herded "like cows being held by its nose ring by its master".
He also reminded Umno ally in Muafakat Nasional (MN) - PAS - to hold onto the relationship that has been built between them, and not let a third party break them apart.
For the record, besides being with Umno in MN, PAS is also an ally with Bersatu in Perikatan Nasional.
Amid a tussle between Umno and Bersatu, PAS has been holding on to the view that all three parties should continue to work together for the Malays and Muslims.
Asyraf said that cooperation between Umno and PAS is something that is like a dream come true.
"To PAS... our friend and ally in MN: Umno Youth sincerely says here that our cooperation with you is like the best dream that came true. This is something that we had wanted to do for decades.
"Hold on to this MN. Do not let this relationship that we have built to falter, or broken by a third party. Because there is no guarantee that such an opportunity like this would come by again in the future," he said.
Reporting by Kow Gah Chie, Haspaizi Zain, Ng Xiang Yi, Ramieza Wahid and Low Choon Chyuan