Malaysia

Lajim blasts quit rumours, cries sabotage

Lajim said such rumours were usual during election season. — File picLajim said such rumours were usual during election season. — File picSANDAKAN, May 25 — Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Lajim Ukin today hit out at those who spread rumours that he was quitting Umno.

The Beaufort member of parliament, who is also an Umno Supreme Council member, said the rumour was spread with the aim of sidelining him from Barisan Nasional (BN) and Umno mainstream politics.

“I’m still in BN, a deputy minister and a member of the Umno Supreme Council. The rumour is spread by those irresponsible so that the political situation becomes tense.

“This normally happens with the approaching of the general election,” he told reporters after launching the Batu Sapi chapter of the Association of Sabah Bumiputera Cultural Heritage (Waris) here tonight.

Lajim, who is Waris president, said this in response to rumours that he was leaving Umno.

He advised the people not to believe in rumours. — Bernama

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