Aug 8, 2006

Tun Mahathir calls for Pak Lah to step down

The fire in the kitchen is getting intense now, will see whether PM Badawi can stand the heat of the kitchen or get out.

Excerpt from MalaysiaKini
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has apparently burnt his bridges with his hand-picked successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi by calling him to quit his post.

“If we have a prime minister who sold the country, why wait for five years? We have to take early action,” said Mahathir yesterday at a press conference at Universiti Teknoloji Petronas in Tronoh, Perak.

“If he sold the country, there’s no need to wait five years. We must not always say we support the prime minister.”

This is the first time that the ex-Umno strongman has come out openly to demand Abdullah to quit despite previously saying that he had no intention of overthrowing the prime minister.

Excerpt from TheStar
“I did not criticise Umno in my speeches. I only criticised the leader who swayed away from the wishes of Umno,” he told reporters after giving a lecture on Challenges in Running a Country at Universiti Petronas here yesterday.

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