The newspaper report on the Zakaria's controversy said it all..."Port Klang state assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Md Deros has finally decided not to continue as Klang municipal councillor".
Read: He was not sacked. He quits.
On why Zakaria's posts in UMNO were not affected, Abdullah replied when asked by a reporter:
Datuk Zakaria has created an embarrassment to Umno and the government. Whyis no action taken on his political position?
Abdullah: This is a government related matter and it is sufficient that he is not reappointed as a member of the (local) council. His transgression is an issue that has to do with his membership in the local council. It's confined to that. It's not a party matter.
Abdullah must realise that it is UMNO which leads the BN ruling government. It is impossible to separate a leadership of a public office from the political party. Both are intertwined. His statement is obviously making the corrupted UMNO leaders as the 'untouchables' so long that they did not break any party rules.
This is a classic case of 'harap pagar, pagar makan padi'.