Former de facto Law minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim (pic) said he was victim of double standards in following his sacking from Umno yesterday.

“I am a victim of double standards in Umno. I have not been given the opportunity to be heard and neither am I aware of any specific violation that I had committed,” he told The Star Online.

“I did not attend the DAP dinner nor PKR’s congress to provoke anyone. I was there only to listen on the invitation of friends. There were others who had ridiculed the party president (Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi) and had made fun of the party and even advised the public to vote for the opposition.

“They had even uttered seditious or racist remarks yet no action was taken against them. Perhaps there are double standards in Umno after all,” he said.

Abdullah when announcing Zaid’s sacking on Tuesday had stated that drastic action against him had to be taken because his trangression was too serious and that the party must not be seen as practising double standards.