Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has asked Malacca Umno liaison committee to withdraw its instruction to grassroots members to participate in the red-shirts counter-rally against Bersih this Saturday.
"As party secretary-general, I already told them to withdraw the letter and not to participate in any red shirt rally, or yellow (shirt) or whatever colour," he said.
"We told them not to coordinate too," he said when launching a new seafood restaurant in Kuala Lumpur.
This comes following a circulation of a letter, purportedly from Malacca Umno information chief Sulaiman Md Ali, instructing grassroots members to attend a coordination meeting to facilitate the red-shirts rally.
"This (red-shirts rally) has nothing to do with Umno," Tengku Adnan said.
He confirmed only Malacca state liaison committee had issued the letter, which it withdrew upon his instruction.
Tengku Adnan, who is fondly known as Ku Nan, denied Perak Umno agreed to pay RM50 for grassroots members to join the rally.
[More to follow]--Mkini