Sep 8, 2006

Kubang Pasu Umno Advised To Vote Against Dr M To Safeguard His Status

Another conspiracy despite call by Tun Mahathir for more votes?

Extracted from BERNAMA

Kubang Pasu Umno Advised To Vote Against Dr M To Safeguard His Status

KUALA KRAI, Sept 8 (Bernama) -- Two Umno state liaison committee chairmen have advised Kubang Pasu Umno Division members against voting for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a delegate at the party general assembly in November.

Johor Umno Liaison Committee Chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman and Kelantan Umno Liaison Committee Chairman Datuk Seri Annuar Musa concurred that it would not be appropriate for the former prime minister to be seated among the delegates at the general assembly after having held the reins of the party for a long time.

They felt that Dr Mahathir should continue to be regarded in high esteem.

"Make the best decision this Saturday and I believe Kubang Pasu Umno members will place Tun Dr Mahathir in his present status," Abdul Ghani, who is also Johor menteri besar, told reporters after opening the Kuala Krai Umno Division delegates meeting here.

Annuar said he was against the election of Dr Mahathir as a Kubang Pasu Umno Division delegate because, if the former prime minister was elected, it would affect the morale of party members.

"I feel Umno members want to see Tun occupy a front seat as a distinguished guest at the general assembly and not as a delegate," he said.

In his speech, Abdul Ghani said Umno Johor would share the secret behind its untainted unity with Kelantan Umno to pave the way for the Barisan Nasional (BN) to wrest control of the state from PAS in the next general election.

He said that by returning BN to power, the problems in the state, such as poverty, could be solved.


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