Friday, 14 March 2008

Please step down Sir...pleads Mukhriz

Here's the much-talked-about letter Datuk Muhkriz Mahathir sent to Prime Minister Datuk Abdullah Badaw asking him to step down.

Muhkriz is, of course, the son of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who himself has asked Abdullah to do so.

It's a letter which says, rocky , Pak Lah doesnt want us to read. Singapore's mypaper has published Rocky's piece today asking Pak Lah to sack himself.

I am reproducing the letter which Rocky reproduced in his blog.

Here it is.

12th March 2008

Dato' Seri,

Let me take this opportunity to thank you and the party's leadership for the faith in me and the chance to contest in Jerlun as a Barisan Nasional candidate. With the blessing and hard work of the party's leadership and machinery as well as the people of Jerlun, I have won the elections and am now a new Member of Parliament.

However, sadly enough, my victory is rendered meaningless in view of the defeat that Umno and the Kedah BN suffered in the hands of the opposition. Apart form Kedah, four other states as well as the Federal Territories also received similar humiliation in defeat.

In fact your own state of Penang was wrested by the DAP from the BN. Kelantan is again under Pas rules. In other states, the BN also suffered a similar humiliation when the level of BN support by the people has tremendously reduced. This, Datuk Seri, has never happened in the history of BN rule.

The sole intention of my letter to you is meant to save UMNO and BN from being rejected further by the people and from being no longer relevant to our religion, race and nation.

Dato' Seri, the people are unhappy and the message from them is very clear, and that is they have rejected you as the nation's chief executive.

Contrary to your claim that you still have the support of Umno and other component parties, the reality is that even our own party members had reneged in their voting pattern by supporting the Opposition and inflicting the BN its defeat.

Dato' Seri, when the people held street demonstrations you openly dared them to resort to the ballot boxes to demonstrate.

They took your challenge by coming out, especially tho people in the Peninsular, and they demonstrated their feelings by voting us out at the BN at State and Parliament

It is therefore clear that your leadership and your handling of the issues faced by the people and the nation are no longer accepted. Let's not deny the truth just for the sake of keeping your seat as Prime Minister.

For the love of this country and the people, I beg that you take responsibility for the defeat. We can save UMNO, the BN and the nation only if you relinquish your positions as Prime Minister and the President of UMNO.

Dato' Seri, I hope you will understand that I make this plea with the intention of salvaging a very dire situation. A move has been made to woo the BN representatives to join the Opposition. The enemy needs just 35 seats more to topple the government of your leadership.

If you do not resign in the near future, I fear that the situation will become untenable and that the Malay support for Umno and BN will be a thing of the past.

This plea I make without malice, and I am aware that your reaction and that of other UMNO members could very well be hostile.

But come what may, I am prepared, for the sake of the Malays and UMNO, to face the consequences of my action. With all humility, I leave my fate to Allah SWT.

Dato' Seri, I am sure that you will do the right thing for the sake of the people and the nation. May Allah SWT bless you for the sacrifice you make by
stepping down.


Yours Sincerely
Mukhriz Mahathir

Jerlun Member Parlament

You're one brave man, Mukhriz, willing to put your head on the chopping block. Am sure there are many in UMNO who share your view, but where are they? Too scared to come forward and speak up?

Read Mukhriz's Letter To Pak Lah
Rock'sbru The letter Pak Lah doesnt want us to read
Bigdog's Mukhriz hantar surat minta PM Abdullah letak jawatan
Reuters Mahathir's son asks Malaysian PM to resign


Anonymous said...

Kak Ton...


orang lama said...

I know many umno members arent happy with Pak Lah and many have held him responsible for the BN's poor perfoamnce in the recent GE.

I can vouch that. They see him as a weak PM who is under the influence of KJ.

Mukhriz is brave to take the lead. I hope he gets support from the grassroot members.

Hantu Laut said...

Well done Mukhriz, at least you are not a yes man, dare to speak out without fear or favour.If there are many like you in UMNO, it wouldn't be in such dire straits today.Without Sabah and Sarawak UMNO is finished, it can't form the central government.

I think Pak Lah still haven't realise the extend of damage he has inflicted on UMNO.

I share your view, I think the only gentlemanly think to do is to step down.

warrior2 said...

Mukhriz? Who is this Mukhriz? He is a nobody that we must waste our time on!

You know why he did this? It is because he is a papa`s son. He has always been his papa`s son. No balls on his own.

When all the top guns UMNO and leaders of every component party of BN expressed full support for Pak Lah, here is one dumb person saying otherwise.

I really dont understand why do you people gives a hoot to this guy! What a waste of time!

Anonymous said...

hahaha.. u think Datuk.Mukhriz wud have wrote this letter. I dont think so.
Tun Mahathir had good power of word and his son must be well versed.

And here is this letter the word Parliament itself is incorrect.

Do u guys believe this, I guess this is what called "POLITICS" ...

Anonymous said...

anon 4:52:00PM

Engkau ingat kau terror sangat? Nak kutuk Mukhriz kerana ejaan Parliament salah?

In the first place that is a translation of the original letter which was in Bahasa Malaysia.

English engkau pun lintang pukang.

"...hahaha.. u think Datuk Mukhriz wud have wrote this letter."

Woi Ngok, it should be "have written".

Basic English pun salah. Lol!

Anonymous said...

Pak lah kata ketika Berseh mengadakan "rally", "pantang saya dicabar" dan street demonstration bukan budaya kita. Kalau tak puasa hati boleh lakukan dengan mengundi secara demokrasi melalui peti undi.

Nah! Sekarang rakyat dah bersuara, terutama sekali orang Melayu yang teramat marah dengan UMNO kerana mempunyai seorang pemimpin yang lemah dan yang tidak berkaliber.

Barisan Nasional kalah kerana orang Melayu telah memberi undi kepada parti pembangkang.

Kami harap Pak Lah akan berundur secara hormat, jangan sampai tahap di mana beliau digulingkan secara paksaan.

20 Cent said...

I don't know much about Mukhriz, but I must admit that it took a decent pair to openly break ranks like this to call that old man down. However:

PUTRAJAYA, March 14 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister and Umno president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has left it to Umno Youth to take action against Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, who is an executive committee member of the movement, for asking him to step down as the prime minister.

"I am leaving it to Datuk Seri Hishammuddin (Tun Hussein, the Umno Youth chief) to take the appropriate action (against Mukhriz), he told Bernama in an interview at Seri Perdana, the official residence of the Prime Minister here.

Typical of the old man to make a statement of how 'hurt' he is, then sit back and let someone else do his dirty work for him.

I see Najib has been passed over for the task of reprimanding Mukhriz, even though he is supposed to be the 'whip' of BN. I guess this means that Hishammuddin has somehow wormed his way into the old man's confidence.

Ugh...I know there's talk anout him being No. 2, and that Hishammuddin has been eyeing the No. 1 position, but to see it played out turns my stomach.

oghang utagha said...

Why is Pak Lah asking that pondan Hisham-kerismuddin to deal with Mukhriz?

What does he expect Hishamuddin to do? Bagi warning? Expel Mukhriz from Umno?

Why? Pak Lah has no balls to deal with Mukhriz?

Dah lah Pak Lah, you just cant deal with it. Depa dok cium tangan hang tapi deep inside you know jolly well that they agree with Mukhriz.

Cuma depa tak dah teloq, like you!

Tu Hantu Laut dak kataq. It was Sabah & Sawarak who delivered the votes to you. Kalau tak keghana depa hang dah hanyut pi ke Laut India!