Undi tidak percaya UMNO Pulau Pinang atas PM ‘Flip-Flop’ dan sokongan kepada Najib

Krisis Kepimpin yang melanda UMNO semenjak Pilihanraya Umum ke XII (PRU 12) 8 Mac 2008 dan menyaksikan BN kalah di 5 + 1 negeri, UMNO gagal meletakan Menteri Besar dalam 2 negeri dan prestasi menurun selebihnya menjadi semakin parah. Makin ramai pemimpin UMNO diperingkat Bahagian berani untuk menyuarakan perasaan dan kedudukan mereka.

Pagi tadi, bertempat di Kelab Golf Cinta Sayang, Sungai Petani, pemimpin pemimpin UMNO seluruh Kedah telah berkumpul bersama Timbalan Presiden UMNO Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak. Dalam pertemuan ini, mereka secara terbuka dang lantang mengkritik Kepimpinan parti diperingkat Pusat dan Negeri dan ada yang meminta Pengerusi Perhubungan UMNO Kedah Dato’ Seri Mahadzir Khalid agar berundur.

Mereka juga bersetuju member sokongan kepada Dato’ Seri Najib sebagai calon Presiden UMNO, Naib Presiden UMNO Dato’ Seri Muhyiddin Yassin sebagai calon Timbalan Presiden UMNO dan Exco Pemuda UMNO Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir sebagai calon Ketua Pemuda UMNO Malaysia.

Ahli ahli UMNO Kedah juga meminta Menteri Kabinet dan ahli Majlis Tertinggi UMNO berhenti menghentam Mantan Presiden UMNO Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad dalam pertemuan 3 jam itu.

Petang ini pula, UMNO Bahagian Pulau Pinang telah mengadakan pertemuan dengan Dato’ Seri Najib. Dalam pertemuan itu, mereka mengatakan sokongan kepada beliau dan menganjurkan undi tidak percaya kepada Presiden UMNO PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dengan keputusan 12:1, dalam keadaan beremosi.

Perkembangan ini sebagai susulan desakan Mantan Presiden UMNO Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Dato’ Mukhriz, Ketua Penerangan UMNO Johor Dr. Mohd. Fuad Zarkashi dan Mantan Pengerusi Perhubungan UMNO Kedah Tan Sri Sanusi Junid agar PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah berundur dan cadangan Mantan Naib Presiden UMNO Tengku Tan Sri Razaleigh Hamzah kepada 18,000 Cawangan UMNO agar diadakan Mesyuarat Agung Luar Biasa (EGM) bagi membincangkan PRU 12, hala tuju UMNO dan Bangsa Melayu.

*Perkembangan terkini Jumaat 11 April 2008 1030am

Ini laporan The Star pagi ini mengenai pertemuan Dato’ Seri Najib di Kedah dan Pulau Pinang itu:

Friday April 11, 2008

Kedah and Penang Umno leaders want changes at the top

By ZARINAH DAUD and SIRA HABIBU

PENANG: Umno leaders here and in Kedah have told the party management committee that the leadership needs to be changed in order to save the party.

The 250 division, Wanita, Youth and Puteri leaders in Kedah at a meeting held in Sungai Petani even went as far as to suggest who should take over as the party’s number one and number two.

“Umno is running out of time and a change is needed soon,” said a party member who was at the closed-door meeting yesterday.

The three-hour meeting was conducted by the party’s management committee headed by Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. It is part of a post-mortem exercise undertaken by the party after the poor showing in the March 8 general election.

Another division chief said it was a free-for-all session and the committee told them to speak frankly.

Some leaders also called on party leaders to stop “attacking” Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and for the committee to end the “expose” against the former Prime Minister in the media.

Later at a similar meeting at the Penang Umno building, the management committee was also told of the unhappiness of members there with the current leadership.

The leaders from the 13 divisions told the committee that the Barisan did badly because the people, especially the Malays, had swung to the Opposition as they felt that Umno leaders had lost touch with the grassroots.

“The divisional leaders called for new blood in the leadership and that the party needed someone who could bring back the Malay support.

“Most division leaders wanted the leadership to be transparent and to consult the divisions when choosing candidates in the election. They did not want ‘parachute’ candidates.

“The management committee only came to meet us when damage had already been done,” said one leader.

A state leader said the local leaders also wanted the leadership to take PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim seriously.

“It is a serious matter when PKR said it could form the government within six months,” he said.

Another leader also questioned why the leadership wanted to take action against members for alleged sabotage because party grassroots had actually worked hard during the elections.

“The people rejected Umno,” he said. “It is better for our leaders to close ranks than go on a witch hunt.”

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A snippet from Brisbane Courier Mail, 28 June 1997

The Brisbane Courier Mail report, dated 28th June, 1997 under the heading Politician’s Property Empire Still Growing, in a report by-lined Sean Parnell, states:

The international property empire of an embattled Malaysian politician continues to grow despite concerns over how he funds the massive land purchases. Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib, a vice president of the ruling United Malays National Organisation, resigned as chief minister of Selangor in April citing The Courier-Mail’s reporting of his activities as a reason for his decision.


On December 22 last year, Mr. Muhammad was detained at Brisbane International Airport as he was about to board a plane to New Zealand with the equivalent of A$1.26 million in Singapore, Malaysian and New Zealand currency in his luggage.


Customs officials have alleged that they were not told about the cash, and Mr. Muhammad will appear in committal proceedings in Brisbane’s Federal Court on August 19 on charges of failing to declare cash above A$5000 and making a false declaration.

The Courier-Mail has revealed Mr. Muhammad and his wife spent a week in Australia – checking on a luxury house being built on the Gold Coast and a 4500ha property in western Queensland – then flew to New Zealand for two weeks after Mr. Muhammad had appeared in court.


The properties – registered to his wife in her maiden name of Asnan – were purchased last year for more than $3 million.

It has been discovered more than $3 million of property has been purchased in New Zealand over the past year and registered to Ms Asnan.


Land title searches have revealed six properties on New Zealand’s north island – in total more than 140 ha – registered to Ms Asnan.


Documents show a 4573 sq m property in Pakurunga was purchased on June 18 last year; a 1713 sq m property in Otahuhu was bought on November 27 last year for $550,000; and four properties in Mataitai, totalling 144ha, were bought between November 29 last year and March 11 this year.
Purchase price for the Pakurunga and Mataitai properties were not disclosed on transfer documents, although stamp duty payments indicate a total transaction for the Mataitai properties of about $2.1 million.


The Pakurunga property was purchased from Hasan B.M.Taib of Singapore, who is Mr. Muhammad’s younger brother. Hasan purchased the property in 1990 for $520,000.

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Pemuda UMNO perlu wakili kehendak akar umbi

Kenyataan Exco Pemuda Malaysia Kamaruzaman Kamdias:

Pemuda UMNO perlu berdiri di alam nyata dalam soal memilih bakal Ketua Pemuda UMNO. Sudah pasti criteria pemilihan Ketua Pemuda seharusnya mengambil kira senario Pilihanraya Umum ke XII (PRU 12), yang menuntut sesuatu harus dilakukan bagi memulihkan sokongan kepada parti termasuk mengambil kira isyarat yang digambarkan akar umbi.

Kebijaksanaan Pemuda UMNO didalam memilih bakal pengganti harus diterjemahkan kepada pengukuhan semula parti dan bukan di atas dasar kepentingan kelompok tertentu.

Pernyataan yang dikeluarkan Pemuda UMNO Negeri haruslah mengambarkan kehendak sebenar Bahagian dan Cawangan yang mereka wakili. Kaedah ‘penyaluran keputusan’ dari atas untuk diendorse sudah tidak sesuai lagi berdasarkan senario PRU 12 yang lalu.

Kamaruzaman Kamdias

Exco Pemuda UMNO Malaysia

10 April 2008

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Kenapa Karpal Singh dibiarkan hina Negarawan berjasa sebegini rupa?

Pagi ini NST menyiarkan artikel mengenai Pengerusi DAP Karpal Singh menghina Mantan Perdana Menteri dan Negarawan Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, secara terbuka.

2008/04/10

Karpal to Dr M: ‘We don’t need your help’

By : V. Vasudevan

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP chairman Karpal Singh has called on former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to stop championing the cause of the opposition and persistently attacking Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

“The opposition does not need the unsolicited support of Dr Mahathir to ensure that the Barisan Nasional government is kept on its toes.

“Dr Mahathir should, perhaps, devote more time to his grandchildren in the twilight years of his life,” said Karpal, who is also the Bukit Gelugor MP, in a statement yesterday.

“It is time for him (Dr Mahathir) to keep his peace and let the opposition keep the government of Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in check.”

Karpal said the opposition with its 82 seats in parliament had the numbers to achieve this objective.

Karpal said the opposition did not need personalities like Dr Mahathir who went to the extent of deregistering Umno in 1988 and generally behaved in a dictatorial manner.

Karpal pointed out that Dr Mahathir’s abuse of power when he was prime minister was conceded by Umno leaders, including Abdullah.

“He had publicly stated that Dr Mahathir was responsible for Operasi Lallang.

“I am sure Umno members will agree with what I am saying. I don’t think Umno members today hold him (Dr Mahathir) in high esteem.”

Karpal’s latest swipe at Dr Mahathir follows a letter he wrote to the former prime minister on March 27.

In the letter, Karpal had accused Dr Mahathir of abusing provisions of Article 125 (3) of the Federal Constitution during the 1988 judicial crisis, which resulted in the creation of two tribunals.

The two tribunals eventually found three judges guilty of misconduct and resulted in the removal of then lord president Tun Salleh Abas, High Court judges Tan Sri Wan Suleiman Pawanteh and Datuk George Seah.

“I am writing to you to indicate to me whether you are prepared to tender an unqualified and unconditional apology to Tun Salleh Abas, Datuk George Seah and the family of the late Tan Sri Wan Suleiman Pawanteh.

“This is the least you can do in your lifetime to atone for your actions for what transpired 20 years ago,” he told Dr Mahathir in the letter.

Karpal said he would raise the matter of an apology by Dr Mahathir at the coming sitting of the Dewan Rakyat, which begins on April 28.

Yesterday, Karpal also enclosed Dr Mahathir’s letter to him dated April 3, where the former prime minister said his detractors (including Karpal) would never believe whatever he said.

“You are moved by pure hatred and I cannot respond to people who can never accept reality.

“My conscience is clear. I have done what was my duty and I owe nobody any apology. I am sure you will make use of this letter to dirty my name further. That is your right.

“I think you are the most contemptible of politicians and individuals,” said Dr Mahathir.

Karpal’s reply to this in his statement was: “As Dr Mahathir is much older than me, I do not propose to hurt his feelings in the vein by which he described me.

“I would advise Dr Mahathir to take my views in his stride. I assure him I don’t hate him.”

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Siapa Karpal Singh, untuk member komen bahawa UMNO tidak lagi menghormati Mantan Presiden UMNO, yang begitu berjasa selama 22 tahun, mempertahankan dan memperjuangankan kepentingan Melayu, termasuk sususan strategik, dipersada global?

Mantan Presiden UMNO ini berkali kali menegaskan secara terbuka, termasuk dalam temuramah dengan media antarabangsa, bahawa tiada sepicing pun niat beliau untuk membelakangkan UMNO dan ‘mempejuangkan agenda’ Pembangkang. Apa yang beliau lakukan ialah untuk mengkritik Kepimpinan dari membuat keputusan salah dan merugikan Negara dan Bangsa. Peluang ini sebenarnya sentiasa diperkudakan dan diambil kesempatan sepenuhnya oleh Pembangkang, untuk kepentingan sempit politik mereka.

Persoalan sekarang, kenapa pemimpin DAP Karpal Singh ini, yang begitu terkenal dengan ketetapan anti-Islam dan anti-Melayunya, mampu menghina seorang Negarawan yang amat berjasa kepada Negara, secara terbuka diakhbar perdana?

Apakah ini agenda yang disusun terancang oleh sesetengah pihak, untuk menentukan pemimpin unggul Bangsa Melayu itu dihinjak sebegini rupa?

Jelas, hari ini ‘Budak Tingkat Empat’ dan Riong Kali yang makin bankrap idea dan punca, tergamak mengunakan Karpal Singh, sebagai ‘alat’ untuk memenuhi agenda mereka; menghina Tun Dr. Mahathir sebegitu rupa agar rakyat akan mengalihkan segala kritikan dan tekanan keatas Boss mereka, yang makin hari makin lembik dan membuat keputusan silap sehingga membangkit ketidak puasan hati terlalu banyak pihak, terutama dalam BN sendiri.

Ini amat jelas kerana sepanjang dua-tiga tahun kebelakangan ini, pemimpin pemimpin DAP tidak langsung mengkritik, maupun mempersoalkan begitu banyak isu isu yang timbul dan melibatkan PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, termasuk isu isu melibatkan keluarga dalam proses penatdbiran membuat keputusan. Ini termasuk soal soal rasuah, salah guna kuasa dan mengambil kesempatan dan peranan dalan soal soal pentadbiran dan perjalanan rasmi Kerajaan Malaysia.

Apakah Kepimpinan sebenarnya ada pakatan sulit dan mengunakan pemimpin DAP sebagai ‘asset’ mereka?

Persoalan seterusnya, siapa lagi yang tinggal yang didalam UMNO hari ini yang mempunyai jiwa kepahlawanan untuk mempertahankan maruah seorang Negarawan Melayu yang dihina sebegini dalam media perdana. Apakah kita perlu tunggu seketika untuk melihat mana mana pemimpin Melayu dan UMNO bangkit dan mempertahankan maruah Negarawan Melayu dihina dalam media perdana serperti ini ataupun hari ini, kita sudah boleh merumuskan “Melayu sudah lupa”?

Mungkin pemimpin UMNO hari ini sudah hilang daya juang dan tergamak membiarkan seorang pemimpin unggul Melayu dihina. Apa pun, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad secara terbuka dan lantang membuat kenyataan kritik selama dua tahun ini kepada Kepimpinan adalah cinta dan rasa kepertanggung jawaban beliau untuk menentukan Negara dan Bangsa Melayu terus unggul.

Sekiranya, episod Karpal Singh dibiarkan menghina Tun Dr. Mahathir secara terbuka dalam media perdana ini dibiarkan sebegitu sahaja, maka sesungguhnya ‘Perjuangan itu nampaknya sudah selesai, pra-matang’!

TEPUK DADA, TANYA SELERA!

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