Friday, 21 March 2008

Dr M backs Ku Li for Umno EGM...

Former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that he supports a call by veteran Umno leader Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah for an emergency general meeting for the party to discuss its terrible performance in the general election.

Speaking to reporters after launching a book, "Managment Astray - Resuscitating Ailing Organisations" by the late Tan Sri Basir Ismail, here Dr Mahathir said he fully supports the letter the former Finance Minister wrote to Umno leaders nationawide.

Asked if he'd back the Kelantan prince's move to challenge Abdullah for the Umno presidency, Dr Mahathir said that is something the EGM can decide.

The EGM can discuss among other things, amending the Umno Constitution, the setting up a Presidential Advisory Counci, consisting of advisers who are independent individuals; and putting a limit on the term for presidency.

On Ku Li's offer to challenge Abdullah, Dr Mahathir said it would not t be easy to meet the requirement because a challenger must get nominations from at least 30 per cent of the Umno divisions.

To qualify as a candidate for the post of a party president, the challenger needs about 60 nominations.

Dr Mahathir said that Umno leaders live in a climate of fear.

He said not one Umno leader supported him when he came out and asked the President to step down for the poor general election result.

"Privately and behind his back, they want him to step down."

Go to Rocky's here and bigdog's Tun Dr M: Tiba masa Melayu perlu menderhaka...: here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As the saying goes: Politicians make strange bedfellows.

How very true. This latest development in Umno is a classic example.

In 1987 there on the opposite camps: Dr M in the A team and Ku Li in the B team, the challenger.

Ironically, Pak Lah was in Ku Li's team.