"I Was Sacked By The Party I Love, That I Was Always Loyal To" — Khairy
The former UMNO Youth chief, who confirmed his sacking from the party in a tweet past midnight, 28 January, added that he remains, "unbowed, unbent, unbroken".
Khairy Jamaluddin has been sacked by UMNO, the very party whose presidential post he was trying to unsuccessfully wrestle since 2018
The decision to sack Khairy was made following UMNO supreme council meeting last night at Menara Dato' Onn in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur, according to a New Straits Times' report.
UMNO secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan stated that along with the former UMNO Youth Chief, supreme council member Noh Omar has also been sacked for breaching party disciplinary rules.
While the specifics of their offences were not mentioned, the UMNO secretary-general's statement added that the decision to sack the two was taken due to wrongdoings during the 15th General Election (GE15).
Khairy had challenged the current UMNO president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and even spoke against him when the latter was involved in negotiations on the formation of a new government.
Khairy had claimed that Zahid doesn't have the "moral legitimacy as president of UMNO".
Khairy confirmed his sacking from UMNO in a tweet past midnight, 28 January, adding that he remains, "unbowed, unbent, unbroken"
"Tonight I was sacked by the party I love, that I was always loyal to," he tweeted.
He also changed his bio on both, Twitter and Instagram.
On Twitter, his bio now reads that he's the "President of the Negeri Sembilan Bicycle Racing Association", while on Instagram, he changed it to say, "Former something something."
Meanwhile, the UMNO supreme council also handed down six-year suspensions to several other high-profile party members
Among those given six-year suspensions include Sembrong member of parliament (MP) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and incumbent deputy UMNO Youth chief Shahril Sufian Hamdan.
Former Jempol MP Datuk Seri Mohd Salim Mohd Sharif, former UMNO Youth exco member Datuk Fathul Bari Mat Jaya, and Tebrau division chief Datuk Maulizan Bujang were also slapped with the suspension.
Confirming the matter on Facebook, UMNO supreme council member Datuk Mohd Puad Zarkashi wrote that the party went through "total cleansing" last night that was "bitter but necessary".