Former de facto Law minister Datuk Zaid who was sacked by Umno two days ago said he was surprised by the party Supreme Council decision.
“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.
“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.