Umno supreme council member Puad Zakarshi has urged his party to go on the offensive against opposition attacks without fear.
Umno members should be frank and act without hesitation as the opposition will attack endlessly once they have launched an attack, he was reported saying.
"We will not follow the opposition who utter lies, curse and resort to personal attacks. We will continue to play smart, act gentlemanly.
"Thus, (my) message to the members: Do not be afraid of what is said by the others.
"This is because they will attack without any limit," he was as quoted by Umno's mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia saying in an online talkshow during the Umno general assembly this week.
Puad also pointed out Umno should be prepared as the general election is around the corner.
"Thus, we should not delay our preparations any longer," he said.
Umno president and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has indicated the 14th general election will be held soon, however he would not specify a date.
Asked last week whether it will be in the first or second half of 2017, Najib reportedly said, "Not necessarily, it can be later. I’m enjoying this speculation. Let people go on speculating."- Mkini