Lajim won’t bow to pressure to quit Umno
Posted on June 18, 2012, Monday
BEAUFORT: Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Haji Lajim Ukin said he would not bow to any pressure from a few individuals urging him to leave the party and quit his posts in the government.
He said the few individuals have been discrediting him through the social network, Facebook, with a hidden agenda in view of the approaching general election.
“Who are they to urge me to leave the party and government? If I make a mistake it is for the party’s leadership and government to take action against me, not these few individuals,” he said.
Lajim who is also the Beaufort member of parliament, was addressing more than 5,000 supporters during his 57th birthday party at his residence in Kampung Kaundu Kebatu on Sunday.
The Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister contended that the few individuals, whom he did not identify, have no right to make any demand.
Lajim asserted that his political future is decided by the people of the Beaufort constituency, not by these few critics, during the coming general election.
“I believe that if the people reject me, they would not have come in big numbers tonight because this is just my birthday party and we did not send out any invitation. I am thankful and grateful for your strong support,” said Lajim.
Lajim added that he would continue with his leadership should the people still require his service.
During the event, Lajim who is also the president of the Sabah United Bisaya Association, launched the second edition of the association’s constitution.