Dubbing the movement “Gabungan Ketua Cawangan Malaysia” or “Coalition of Branch Chiefs Malaysia” (GKCM), the Umno leaders are demanding Najib’s resignation to resolve the party’s problems.
“We would like to repeat, the party president has done many things that have burdened the people, and we want him to step down.
“Otherwise, we, the whole country, will force him to step down,” Railway branch chief Said Amidon told a press conference after a programme in Puchong, Selangor, last night.
“We would like to inform you the leaders of all branches across the country are joining the movement, it is getting bigger,” said the Puchong Umno division grassroots leader.
GKCM said hundreds of Umno branches have thrown their weight behind the cause, but declined to identify them for safety reasons.
Umno Taman TKK branch chief Kamarul Azman Habibur Rahman, another spokesman, said the movement aimed restore the dignity of the country’s biggest Malay ruling party.
“It is now up to the branch chiefs and grassroots to save Umno,” said Kamarul, reading from a media statement with some 20 other branch chiefs.