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Predicting UMNO earthquakes is impossible but preparing for them must be a high priority
People of Malaysia are notoriously shortchanged and sidelined,
highly vitiated atmosphere prevailing in the country, characterized by various forms of intolerance Najib must ensure an atmosphere that is conducive to free and fearless expression
the entire nation and world knows that it was a corrupt regime. "It was one of the worst, most corrupt regime in the country's history and also one of the most ineffective regime in the country's history, I leave it to their wisdom. I do not wish to join issue with them.
Will the great Najib wash his blood clean from UMNO hands?many recall those horrific days of UMNO, and many entangle themselves in unending debates opinion on Najib remains as polarized as the UMNO is. and, this debate will never end because we never learn to know,the difference between Milk and Toddy of same colour but different in taste if you were either the hunter or the huntedUmno Secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan citing intolerance in UMNO, saying Umno Secretary-general is misleading UMNO people as part of a systematic, orchestrated and malicious campaign
"Let us not be misled by campaign of these political opportunists like Tengku Adnan.a harden Communist ," he said, terming those protesting as ones having a "political mind" and dared them to come out in the open and play politics. have a political mind. If you have to do politics, come out straight and openly do politics simple people do not approve of things which are done by fringe elements and have every right and freedom to condemn that.Tengku Razaleigh said he did not know if he was one of the seven currently in danger of being suspended for openly disparaging the party, but added that he was prepared for any eventualities."I don't know, I leave it to fate. I'm prepared to face anything, I've been in the party longer than any of those people who are there. I've been in Parliament longer than anybody in Parliament," said the former finance minister who has been an MP since 1974.
Umno Secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.Tengku Adnan, who is federal territories minister, said Umno has its own constitution and code of ethics to which all members should adhere. Malay ruling party was monitoring the seven leaders.
It is normal for communist parties and organisations with weak leaders to track its members to ensure that they toed the line, said veteran Umno leader Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.When asked for his comments on Umno investigating seven unknown members for disciplinary breaches, the Gua Musang MP said: "All organisations have rules and regulations. Organisations like trade unions and communist parties also have such rules.
"They investigate, track the movements (of members), particularly organisations with weak leaders, they want to make sure they follow them," he told reporters outside Parliament today. However, Tengku Razaleigh, more popularly known as Ku Li, remained coy when asked if he thought Umno was weak.
"I didn't say anything. The English would say, 'you are putting words in my mouth'," he said with a smile.He also refused to be drawn on questions regarding whether Umno had become less tolerant of criticism."Well, I suppose they have their own way of doing things, each organisation would like to see people following the the rules, that's only natural," he said.He added that parties needed to tolerate those with different views as this was one of the ways a party could be straightened.
Tengku Razaleigh recently appeared in a press conference with several senior Umno leaders including former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, to denounce Putrajaya's usage of a new security law, Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), to silent critics.Dr Mahathir, Muhyiddin and Shafie have been critical of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's handling of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal and some RM2.6 billion deposited into his personal accounts.
Trust among the rank and file towards the party president has been affected by ongoing controversies, from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to the RM2.6 billion put in his personal accounts, allegedly as a donation, with members finding it hard to swallow the explanations given. "The people want Najib to step down. Even if we talk nicely they do not want to hear, so what more to say?"Umno members still love Umno, but Umno members no longer love Najib," said former Tenggara Umno youth committee member Asrul Esreen Mohd Salleh to The Malaysian Insider.
Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah confirmed he had heard of a plot to oust Muhyiddin was sure of its authenticity
The normally soft-spoken and mild mannered Muhyiddin Yassin took many by surprise with his latest statement, in which he accused Umno members of being cowards for not backing him.
This was perhaps the proverbial last straw that broke the camel's back.
Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said he is in the dark over the identities of the seven party leaders investigated by the party for publicly disparaging it. “I don't know anything about it. I just heard about it," he briefly said in Parliament when asked if he was among the seven.