Monday, 21 April 2008
Muhyiddin - It is Umno members' Right...
Umno vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that Umno members have the right to determine the position of the Prime Minister because they were responsible for putting Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi to the post by voting him as party president.
“Abdullah was actually elected by Umno members who had voted him as party president and according to convention as Chairman of Barisan Nasional he is chosen as Prime Minister,” he told Utusan Malaysia.
( The post of Barisan Nasional Chairman has always been held by whoever is the President of Umno).
Muhyiddin, who is International Trade and Industry Minister, said that he had never asked Datuk Abdullah to resign although he had made several statements on the need for changes to the party leadership.
Muhyiddin said this in response to the statement by supreme council member Datuk Nazri Aziz who said that no one in Umno has the right to call for Abdullah step down as Prime Minister ( read here).
Nazri, who is Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, had called those those who demanded for Abdullah to step down as "foolish" and who did not understand what democracy was all about.
For more, read "Ahli Umno berhak tentukan kedudukan PM" here.
(With due respect, Tan Sri, please don’t backtrack. What else would you mean by change in the top leadership? And since you said that Umno members have the right to determine the position of Pak Lah, now please ask them to do the right thing. Use that “Right” wisely and persuade him to retire. Boleh kan?)