TTF: I hate to admit this, but Dato’ Seri Azmin Ali is spot on (see news item below).
The way things are going, I wouldn’t be surprised if UMNO ends up with only three or four MPs by the end of the month or early next month.
The Barisan National component party is currently being led by Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
For the past two weeks or so, I’ve been publishing several articles that listed reasons why Zahid needed to resign as UMNO president by hook or by crook.
The links to these articles are as follows:
Among others, Zahid betrayed former premier Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak by planning even before the 14th general election to depose him.
He is being blackmailed by Dr Mahathir Mohamad to either destroy UMNO and Barisan Nasional or to spend time in jail once evidence related to some crimes he committed is submitted to the MACC and the police.
Mahathir is in possession of that evidence.
To avoid going to jail, Zahid conned UMNO MPs into thinking that some factions from Pakatan Harapan are willing to join him in his ‘quest’ to set up a unity government.
But all he plans to do is to drag UMNO MPs to Pakatan Harapan later this month or early next month after ‘announcing’ that the so-called factions “pulled out at the eleventh hour” and were no longer interested in working with UMNO.
The plan is to get UMNO MPs – who may have had their spirits high up – frustrated enough so that they will opt to enter PPBM instead.
Zahid is doing this because he knows that my team has the “golden key” to trigger the 15th general election.
He needs to avoid an election at all cost, as should we succeed, he will most likely end up in jail as Mahathir has threatened never to forgive him.
He is well aware that we will never use this key as long as he remains the president of UMNO.
But not that it matters to us anymore.
As far as I’m concerned, UMNO is dead and no longer representative of the Malay struggle.
The bulk of its leaders seem worried only about the accumulation of wealth and positions of power, not the rights of the Malays or the eminency of the Monarchs.
The fact that these leaders are willing to consort with an anti-aristocrat and the tormentor of their past president is testimony that Perjuangan Melayu died a long time ago and is only a catchphrase they rape and abuse each time a party or general election draws near.
Selagi adanya UMNO (dan PKR, PPBM), selagi itulah kaum Melayu akan terus diperalatkan, diperkudakan dan dibutakan oleh pemimpin-pemimpin tertentu demi kepentingan peribadi mereka dan ahli-ahli keluarga mereka.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Gombak Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali expects the number of members of Parliament from UMNO to fall further by the end of this month.
Speaking at a ‘Pidato Malaysia Baru’ event in conjunction with the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) election here tonight, he said that of the 49 UMNO MPs, currently, only ‘three or four would be left’.
“PKR today is the largest block in parliament. PKR has 51 members of Parliament, DAP has 42 members of Parliament, UMNO has 49 people, and tomorrow may be 40 people, then 20 people and ‘three or four’ at the end of this month“, he said.
Mohamed Azmin, who is also Minister of Economic Affairs, when met by the media after the programme, explained that the statement was based on his assessment of the recently-concluded UMNO General Assembly which seemed weak without a firm stand in determining the party’s direction.
In calling PKR members to support him in the PKR election this Friday in Terengganu, Mohamed Azmin, who is contesting for the deputy president’s post, said that if given the mandate, he would give full attention in looking after the welfare of the people and drawing up the strategy of capturing the state in the 15th general election.
On the action of his challenger, Rafizi Ramli, who occasionally hurled various allegations to question his loyalty to PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Mohamed Azmin said Rafizi must scrutinise how he (Azmin’s) fought and underwent various ordeals since 1998 in defending Anwar.
Meanwhile, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, who is vying for the vice-president’s post, said PKR members should choose the party’s top leadership based on their commitment to unite its members, not disunite them based on personal interests.
Source: NST Online