Apa motif kumpulan “UMNO 11” mengaku tidak berniat haramkan UMNO, sekarang?

Hari ini, salah seorang dari kumpulan “UMNO 11”, gerombolan 11 orang ahli UMNO yang telah mengheret UMNO ke Mahkamah sehingga mengakibatkan Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Dato’ Harun Mahmood Hashim mengharamkan UMNO pada 4 Februari 1988 membuat kenyataan bahawa bukan niat mereka UMNO diharamkan.

Sebaliknya, mereka meminta Perhimpunan Agung UMNO (PAU) April 1987 diisytiharkan tidak sah dan pemilihan yang menyaksikan Presiden UMNO Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad mengalahkan pencabarnya Mantan Naib Presiden UMNO Tengku Tan Sri Razaleigh Hamzah dengan undi tipis 43 undi. Naib Presiden UMNO En. Abdul Ghaffar Baba mengalahkan penyandang Timbalan Presiden UMNO Dato’ Musa Hitam.

Laporan Bernama.com:

April 19, 2008 22:46 PM

“Umno 11” Did Not Seek To Declare Party Unlawful Claim

KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 (Bernama) — The so- called “Umno 11” group Saturday claimed that it did not seek to have Umno declared unlawful in 1988 as it had been so accused by certain quarters.

One of its members, Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman, who claimed to represent the group, said all 11 of them only sought to have the party conduct its elections again because several delegates to the April 1987 general assembly came from unregistered branches of the party.

He spoke at a news conference to clarify a newspaper report that the group’s claim was granted by then High Court judge Datuk Harun Hashim and the outcome was the declaration of Umno as unlawful because it had unregistered branches.

Abdul Rahim said the group took the matter to court because its appeal within Umno following the party elections was not entertained.

He claimed that the newspaper was factually wrong when it reported that “Umno 11” had sought to have Umno declared unlawful after the court found that the party had some unregistered branches.

“That statement is wrong because the fact is that it was a request by the Umno group including myself that we, Umno members, seek a court declaration that the general assembly was null and void. There was nothing in our petition to have Umno declared unlawful or anything associated with banning Umno.

“For 20 years or two decades, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the Umno secretary-general then Tan Sri Sanusi Junid and others had accused us Umno 11 as those responsible for having Umno declared unlawful,” he said.

Abdul Rahim said that today the occasion presented itself for them to clarify the matter because in the past they did not get the chance to refute the statements made by Dr Mahathir and then Umno secretary-general who continuously accused Umno 11 of being responsible for having Umno declared unlawful.

“My friends and I felt pressured when the first judgement of the judge was not in our favour, meaning we did not get what we had sought. We asked for a declaration for the general assembly to be held again. That’s all,” he said.

He said the group filed the petition to have the results of the 1987 Umno elections declared null and void after learning there were several unregistered branches with illegal members and several of these illegal members represented divisions and had attended the general assembly as delegates.

“These are matters presented in arguments which are called agreed facts. All quarters agreed that there were matters which need not be discussed, meaning that we accepted these in totality — the illegal branches, illegal members, illegal delegates and illegal delegates who lied about their age,” he said.

Abdul Rahim said that following the declaration of Umno as unlawful, the group appealed to the then Supreme Court to revoke or change the decision because they had only wanted the general assembly to be held again.

He told the news conference that the group felt that today’s explanation had to be made to rectify the assumption that they were traitors of Umno.


Kumpulan “UMNO 11” ini kini tampil kehadapan setelah 20 tahun, kunun kunun mengaku bahawa niat mereka sebenarnya tidak mengheret UMNO sehingga diharamkan.

Penasihat undang undang kumpulan “UMNO 11” ini pada masa itu ialah Dato’ Radzi Sheikh Ahmad, seorang Mantan Timbalan Menteri dan penyokong kuat Mantan Timbalan Presiden UMNO dan Timbalan Perdana Menteri Dato’ Musa Hitam dan “Team B”. Seorang lagi ialah peguam Dato’ Marina Yusuf.

Mesyuarat pertama kumpulan ini telah diadakan dikediaman Mantan Menteri Pertahanan Dato’ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi di Bukit Bandaraya. Abdullah pada masa itu ialah Naib Presiden UMNO dan juga seorang penyokong kuat Musa dan “Team B”. Abdullah telah dipecat dari jawatan Kabinet setelah tamat pemilihan PAU April 1987, walaupun berjaya mempertahankan jawatan Naib Presiden.

Hari ini, Abdullah merupakan Presiden UMNO dan Perdana Menteri Malaysia manakala Radzi pula baru sahaja meletakan jawatan sebagai Setiausaha Agung UMNO dan BN, selepas BN mengalami kekalahan di 5 + 1 buah negeri dalam Pilihanraya Umum ke XII (PRU 12) pada 8 Mac 2008.

Antara isu isu yang tidak pernah ditimbulkan secara terbuka ialah salah seorang berkaitan rapat dengan ahli kumpulan “UMNO 11” ini ada memohon 10,000 ekar tanah balak di Pahang dan kerusi Pengarah dalam PKNP, yang tidak dilayan oleh Menteri Besar Pahang ketika itu, Dato’ Khalil Yaacob.

Perkara penglibatan kumpulan “UMNO 11” ini mungkin sengaja ditimbulkan pada masa ini (‘kebetulan’ selepas 20 tahun?) ialah sebagai ‘gangguan’ (distraction) dan ‘alih pandang’ (diversion) kepada desakan yang dimulakan Mantan Presiden UMNO Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad agar Presiden UMNO dan Perdana Menteri Malaysia PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dan ianya semakin intensif. Begitu juga keputusan memberikan pembayaran ex-gratia kepada Ketua Hakim Negara yang dipecat pada Ogos 1988, Tun Mohamed Salleh Abas dan lima Hakim Mahkamah Agung lain dua malam lepas.

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Tun Dr. Mahathir speaking to students in Manchester

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is in Manchester, United Kingdom today. He will be speaking to Malaysian students, organized by UMNO Club Manchester.

The hall was filled to the brim with over 200 students, from all over the United Kingdom to hear him in person, especially after making scathing remarks asking PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to accept accountability for BN’s humiliating defeat in 5 + 1 states and reduced majority in the remaining states and resign, on 9 March 2008. It was the day after Malaysia concluded its 12th General Elections.

Yesterday, he was invited to appear on BBC Hardtalk, hosted by Stephen Sackur. The program will be made available in BBC World (Astro Ch. 512) on Monday, 21 April 2008 at 4.30pm (Malaysian time).

More information about Tun Dr. Mahathir’s speech in Manchester later. RTM and TV3 were said to want to interview him, after this event. It is expected that he will make a remark on PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s decision to give ejected Lord President Tun Mohamed Salleh Abas and five Supreme Court Judges ex-gratia payment for their untimely dismissal in August 1988.

*Updated on Sunday, 20 April 2008 1.30am

Tun Dr. Mahathir said, he is having second thoughts about Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak because the latter is ‘bowing’ down to PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah and not seen as “having the guts to stand against”, even on issues like the payment of ex-gratia to Tun Salleh and the five dismissed Judges.

The ex-gratia payment demostrated that the Government has no stand and do not abide by their own convention, but is able to be influenced by people representing minority interests, such as the Bar Council. Hence the ability do “Flip-Flop” decisions such as the abrupt cancellation of the Scenic Bridge project, the reinstatement of the double tracking railroad system (which was canceled, two weeks after asuming Premiership in 2003), the dismissal of the ‘Hindraf 31’ originally charged for attempted murder on a Policeman on duty and how the handling of the appointment of Menteri Besar of Terengganu.

He also explained that it was not him who sacked Tun Salleh and it was done in accordance with the law and provisions of the Constitution.

When asked on the sacking of Anwar Ibrahim from Government and UMNO in September 1998, he admitted it wasn’t personal and the victims who have been sodomised by Anwar admitted and complained personally to him.

Someone asked about the Constitutional provisions to limit the power of the Prime Minister, he elaborated the necessity of the concept on “Presidential Advisers” and give example that PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah is now getting advice and over reliance on information and decision making process from his immediate family.

When answering about him being labelled as “Ultra Malay” in 1969, especially post ’13 May 1969 racial riots’, he explained that what he did was ultimately for Malaysia. He was raised issues which were very pertinent about the Malays then, who were gravely underdeveloped. There was a serious need to develop the Malays, especially economically and a balance between the different ethnic groups was very necessary, as harmony was an important ingredient for the nation to move forward.

He also talked about blogging as the new age media and how blogging should be handled by the Government with ‘engagement’ and not ‘alienation’ and denial. Blogs, he explained is how the rakyat voice the feelings and opinion.

*Updated Monday, 21 April 2008 730am

The Star report on this event in Manchester:

Monday April 21, 2008

Dr M: Najib should not be PM


MANCHESTER: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he had second thoughts about Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak becoming Prime Minister as Najib had failed to speak up about the real reasons behind Barisan Nasional’s losses in the general election.

The former prime minister claimed that Najib was not “brave enough” to directly say anything that was not liked by his boss.

“We see that he is a penakut (coward). He is always saying, ‘yes sir, yes sir, saya sokong, saya sokong (I support, I support).”

He said, when the prime minister blamed Barisan’s losses on sabotage, Najib merely agreed to it.

Dr Mahathir cited another instance when Najib gave his full support for Malaysia to build a bridge to Singapore despite the republic’s disagreement. But Najib suddenly changed his mind when Abdullah decided against the project, he added.

“I believe he should rightly explain the real reasons for Barisan’s losses in the election,” he said when asked on the reason for his change of mind about Najib after giving a talk on “Malay, Malaysian and Malaysia: Challenges Ahead” at the University of Manchester on Saturday.

Dr Mahathir had earlier this month withdrawn his support for Najib to be prime minister but did not give his reason for doing so.

“I’m not so confident (about him taking over as prime minister). Even so, it all depends on Umno to appoint the person to be prime minister.

“Najib will have to face competition from others such as (Tan Sri) Muhyiddin Yassin, (Datuk Seri Dr) Rais Yatim, you never know.”

He, however, said if Abdullah were to step down now, it would pave the way for a smooth transition as Najib would succeed him in accordance with Umno tradition.

Dr Mahathir also felt that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would not be the sole candidate for Prime Minister if Pakatan Rakyat were to win in the next general election.

He believed there were other candidates as well, saying PAS was eyeing the post while (DAP’s Lim) Guan Eng could be premier too.

“Anwar thinks he will be prime minister. It’s not that they loved him but it’s a marriage of convenience,” he added.

On the plan to set up a judicial appointments commission and the goodwill ex-gratia payments to six senior judges, Dr Mahathir claimed it was a political move to boost the government’s popularity.

He said there was no reason for the compensation because everything was done in accordance with the law.

“If they can show me the removal of (former Lord President) Tun Salleh Abas was against procedures prescribed by the law, please let me know,” he said.

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PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah is “SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY”?






Matthias Chang

Wake Up To Reality

Recently, Husam the confidante and right hand-man of Nik Aziz warned his allies, DAP and PKR that the electorate did not vote for the Opposition because they loved them and or that they supported Anwar Ibrahim. He correctly pointed out that the swing against Barisan Nasional was to “teach” Barisan Nasional a lesson.

I would add that the swing against BN was the expression of the rakyat’s total disgust towards Pak Lah and his family for raping and plundering the country. Anyone who took the trouble to go to the ground and listen to the rakyat cannot but come to the conclusion that Pak Lah represented the rot and cancer that was fast spreading within the BN government.

Anwar Ibrahim, like Pak Lah is in a state of denial, believing that the rakyat voted for him and this was a critical factor in the huge swing against the BN government. This is his ego on turbo charge!

Anwar also knows that the Pakatan Rakyat cannot deliver on its General Election promises because they don’t have the funds and the capability to draw foreign investments to the states which they control. Neither have they the ability to effectively manage the four state governments, the exception being Kelantan under PAS Nik Aziz.

The MB of Perak (PAS) has made some good moves e.g. the granting of land titles but this in itself will be insufficient to sustain the support of the masses come the next General Elections.

If at all there is a chance for the Pakatan Rakyat to survive, it has to depend on bumbling Pak Lah’s ability to continue as President of UMNO and as Prime Minister. It is a weakened UMNO under Pak Lah’s family control that will ensure the mounting anger and frustration against the BN and the total rejection and collapse of the BN form of government by the next General Elections.

Should this scenario plays out the country will suffer such economic devastation that the next two generations will suffer untold hardship. This is a given.

Why Pak Lah Needs Anwar & Vice Versa

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

The common political enemy of Pak Lah and Anwar is Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

Pak Lah is suspicious of Najib and Muhyiddin and potential challengers!

Anwar knows that he cannot aspire to be the Prime Minister without the support of UMNO. It is the Malay factor, stupid! His overtures to Tun Mahathir Mohamad have been rebuffed. That route was a dead end. He has no choice but to make a deal with Pak Lah.

When Pak Lah announced that Najib will be his successor, he was not expressing any love or confidence in Najib. It was a simple chess move to neutralize Najib from openly challenging him as urged by the grass roots. If Najib were to make any move, he will be seen to be ungrateful and impatient and Pak Lah’s spin doctors will punish Najib for the insolence and ingratitude.

But Pak Lah needs further insurance especially against any action that might be taken, post his retirement. He needs to be assured that his billions remain intact. The delay in Pak Lah’s retirement has nothing to do with his so-called intention to remedy the ills of UMNO and repair the damage suffered from the recent elections.

It is all about the billions promised to his cronies and to his family that could be obtained from the 9th Malaysian Plan and the Super-Mega projects amounting to RM1.3 trillion. One trillion is One Thousand Billion. Ten percent of that is RM100 billion. Five percent is RM50 Billion.

The minimum stake is 5% i.e. RM50 Billion.

A deal has to be finalized to transfer this loot, post retirement – if not the whole loot, at least part of the loot.

Enters Anwar Ibrahim.

The exchange is simple enough – Loot for Pak Lah, Prime Ministership for Anwar. May be, just may be some crumbs for the cronies and allies!

This is the real deal but there is a shadow-play being played out so that time may be given to Pak Lah to complete the deal.

The dinner organized by the Bar Council and paid by the government is the Wayang Kulit to divert and distract the rakyat from the deal of the century. The promise of the “reform” of the judiciary, starting with the proposed Judicial Commission will excite some naïve lawyers and gives the impression that Pak Lah is doing something to make amends for the election fiasco. There will be kudos for those lawyers who manipulated the Bar Council to lend support to Pak Lah – no less than elevation as Judges!

What’s new? Everyone has a price.

The rakyat must take heed of this warning. This double-dealing will destroy the country.

The rakyat has won a handsome victory by teaching the BN government a lesson. And the man responsible for the rot is Pak Lah. We want him out, now! Not 2009 and not 2010! Now!

But this historic victory will be squandered if we allow Pak Lah to continue, and make this deal with Anwar.



The Choice

Pak Lah and Anwar are motivated by greed and ambition. They do not have the interests of the country.

They are masters of spin. Do not be conned again by Pak lah – don’t fall again for the bullshit – “work with me and not for me”. His family plundered billions!

Now he wants more billions for his retirement.

This is the endgame.

The rakyat has a choice. Demand the immediate resignation of Pak Lah or bear the consequences of the country being raped and plundered by these crooks acting in concert with foreign powers.

Matthias Chang

18th April 2008

Kuala Lumpur

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