KOTA BAHARU, May 21 (Bernama) -- The move by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to quit Umno has given momentum to the proposal by Gua Musang Member of Parliament Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah to garner support to contest the post of Umno president in the party elections in December, according to the Kelantan Justices of the Peace Council.
Council president Datuk Shukri Mohamed said Dr Mahathir's move was an expression of his concern for the credibility of the leadership of Umno and the country.
Sukri, who is the former Barisan Nasional (BN) Member of Parliament for Machang, said Dr Mahathir's move should be viewed seriously because the former Umno president could be looking at things on a wider perspective.
Tengku Razaleigh is travelling the length and breadth of the country to appeal to party members to support his bid to contest the post of president.
tunku : if there is no one else who have guts like Ku Li then we all should support him in his bid to contest the post of president.i have a feeling that something will happen in July or August.may be another contestant will offer himself to contest.this is the final year for umno to recover, if it does not then sorry to say that it will be the future opposition party at federal level as it is an opposition party in few states right now.