Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Tun M Willing To Sacrifice UMNO To Achieve Personal Agenda
UMNO Information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa said Dr Mahathir's announcement to quit UMNO today was his latest move to get Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to step down as Prime Minister.
"The announcement to quit UMNO is one of his many strategies to 'defeat' Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, after his efforts to influence Members of Parliament and UMNO divisions failed.
"This new strategy is to paralyse and kill UMNO as a final move to bring Najib down," he said in a statement here today.
Annuar said history had proved that Dr Mahathir would not hesitate in giving away power to the opposition as long as he could defeat and get rid of the people he disliked.
"The UMNO-led Kelantan government was killed in Dr Mahathir's bid to defeat Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah; the UMNO-led Selangor government was sacrificed in his efforts to defeat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim; and the Penang government was also ruined in his bid to bring Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi down," he said.
Annuar said Dr Mahathir was now willing to give Malaysia away in order to retain his unbeaten record of getting rid of people he disliked.
As such, he said UMNO members should not feel threatened by the antics of just one particular individual as UMNO struggles and principles must be upheld.
Dr Mahathir, 90, today announced he was once again resigning from UMNO.
Before this, Dr Mahathir left UMNO on May 19, 2008 after he reportedly lost confidence in the leadership of then prime minister and UMNO president, Datuk Seri (now Tun) Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.