Nov 15, 2006

Mukhriz: There were plans to boo Mahathir

(TheStar) TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is now recuperating from a mild heart attack, had received information that he would be booed if he attended the Umno general assembly.

Mukhriz said his father had been booed before, even when he was still the party president.

“He is quite used to it (being booed). But he had always taken in his stride to do what he deemed best for the party, race and country,” he said.

Mukhriz said he had goose bumps when Youth delegates applauded loudly when Youth Chief Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein said the youths still respected and loved Dr Mahathir.

On comments that Umno members have greater freedom of speech under the present leadership, Mukhriz said there was openness on the surface.

But in actual practice, certain issues are not allowed to be brought up.

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