Duty First

Eighth UMNO President Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi handed the duty of the nationalist party to Deputy President Mohammad “Tok Mat” Hassan.

The Star story:

Zahid steps aside as Umno president, hands over duties to deputy


NATION

  • Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018

PETALING JAYA: Bowing to the mounting pressure from within his party, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has announced his decision to step aside from his role of Umno president.

“Based on the struggle faced by the party today, I have decided to entrust the deputy president (Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan) the tasks of the president,” he said.

Ahmad Zahidi, who is facing a number of graft charges in court, said that he felt the concerns of some Umno leaders who are worried that they might feel the pressure, or be investigated with allegations he has faced.

“To strengthen the party, and in the interest of all, Member of Parliament and assemblymen, necessary measures need to be taken,” he said in a statement released on Tuesday (Dec 18) night. 

Dr Ahmad Zahid also called on MPs and assemblymen not to jump ship.

Full text of Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s statement

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1. Umno wajib di selamatkan dari rebah.

2. Akar-umbi amat mengharapkan  pemimpin Umno bersatu hati untuk menterjemahkan halatuju Umno sesuai dengan slogan baharu ‘Umno Bangkit’.

4. Saya merasai keresahan segelintir pemimpin Umno keran khuatir mereka akan menerima tekanan, siasatan and tuduhan demi tuduhan seperti yang saya alami.

5. Demi keutuhan Umno dan demi kepentingan pimpinan di semua peringkat terutama Ahli-Ahli Parlimen dan ADUN-ADUN serta Umno Bahagian-Bahagian, langkah-langkah menyelamatkan situasi tersebut harus dilakukan segera.

6. Berdasarkan kepada kemelut yang dihadapi oleh parti hari ini, saya mengambil keputusan untuk memberi kepercayaan kepada Timbalan Presiden untuk menjalankan tugas-tugas sebagi Presiden.

7. Saya harap semua polimek mengenai kepimpinan ditamatkan dan saya mahu kepimpinan di peringkat akar umbi fokus memperkukuhkan parti.

8. Saya menyeru supaya tiada lagi tindakan keluar parti daripada Ahli-ahli Parlimen dan ADUN-ADUN.

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/12/18/zahid-steps-aside-as-umno-president/#I2vZJLaDYbmdjW2W.99

PETALING JAYA: Bowing to the mounting pressure from within his party, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has announced his decision to step aside from his role of Umno president.

“Based on the struggle faced by the party today, I have decided to entrust the deputy president (Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan) the tasks of the president,” he said.

Ahmad Zahidi, who is facing a number of graft charges in court, said that he felt the concerns of some Umno leaders who are worried that they might feel the pressure, or be investigated with allegations he has faced.

“To strengthen the party, and in the interest of all, Member of Parliament and assemblymen, necessary measures need to be taken,” he said in a statement released on Tuesday (Dec 18) night.

Dr Ahmad Zahid also called on MPs and assemblymen not to jump ship.

Full text of Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s statement

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1. Umno wajib di selamatkan dari rebah.

2. Akar-umbi amat mengharapkan  pemimpin Umno bersatu hati untuk menterjemahkan halatuju Umno sesuai dengan slogan baharu ‘Umno Bangkit’.

4. Saya merasai keresahan segelintir pemimpin Umno keran khuatir mereka akan menerima tekanan, siasatan and tuduhan demi tuduhan seperti yang saya alami.

5. Demi keutuhan Umno dan demi kepentingan pimpinan di semua peringkat terutama Ahli-Ahli Parlimen dan ADUN-ADUN serta Umno Bahagian-Bahagian, langkah-langkah menyelamatkan situasi tersebut harus dilakukan segera.

6. Berdasarkan kepada kemelut yang dihadapi oleh parti hari ini, saya mengambil keputusan untuk memberi kepercayaan kepada Timbalan Presiden untuk menjalankan tugas-tugas sebagi Presiden.

7. Saya harap semua polimek mengenai kepimpinan ditamatkan dan saya mahu kepimpinan di peringkat akar umbi fokus memperkukuhkan parti.

8. Saya menyeru supaya tiada lagi tindakan keluar parti daripada Ahli-ahli Parlimen dan ADUN-ADUN.

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/12/18/zahid-steps-aside-as-umno-president/#I2vZJLaDYbmdjW2W.99

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Mohammad, who was a banker by profession and a successful corporate leader, would be defending his DUN Rantau seat after Election Court declared the announcement of his win uncontested on 14GE 9 May 2018 as null and void.

The former Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan won the recent party election as the Deputy President defeating MP Ketereh Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

It is likely Zahid would still remain as the Opposition Leader since he is the democratically elected Leader of the largest Opposition party in Dewan Rakyat.

The Bagan Datuk MP currently is facing 46 charges, which many considered to be a very cunning political manoeuvre to weaken UMNO.

In the hour long forum from Level 4 Auditorium at Menara Dato Onn, Putra World Trade Centre, Zahid also explained the recent misconception about UMNO co-operating with traditional enemy DAP.

The announcement of the leave of absence is seen as Zahid differentiating his personal issues from the burden of perception in doing his duties as the President.

His message for the party to be strengthened is the demonstration of the courage of an elected leader of his command and duty over his own affairs, upon to manage to rise at the top in a party of three million members and over twenty two thousand branches.

He succeeded the Leadership of UMNO and Barisan Nasional in the worst position of 59 years of general election history and experience.

Published in: on December 18, 2018 at 23:00  Leave a Comment  

Get the murderers!

Selangor Police announces that the young Kedah-born fireman Adib Kassim’s death, who has been a victim on duty responding to the recent USJ temple riot, has been reclassified under murder investigation.

NST story:

Policemen stationed near the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Subang Jaya. – NSTP/AIZUDDIN SAAD

KUALA LUMPUR: The death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim is now a murder case.

Deputy Selangor police chief, Datuk Ab Rashid Ab Wahab, in confirming this, said the case is now being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

“The case was previously being investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder, following the injuries sustained by Adib in the incident at the temple in Seafield, Subang Jaya last month.

“However, we have reclassified the case to murder,” he said in a brief statement tonight.

Adib died at the National Heart Institute tonight, almost a month after the incident at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Subang Jaya which ultimately cost him his life.

On Nov 27, the 24-year-old and his team had responded to a vehicle fire report outside the temple.

However, Adib was dragged out of the vehicle and set upon by a mob.

He was later rescued by members the public who rushed him to the Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) for treatment. He was later transferred to the IJN to receive further treatment.

He was subsequently placed on life support, with his condition critical.

Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim passed away at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur, this evening. – NSTP.

Despite initially showing signs of recovery, his condition took a turn for the worse on Sunday. IJN, in a statement, said his lung functions had deteriorated.

He passed away at 9.41pm tonight, with his family by his side.

The Sri Maha Mariamman Temple was reportedly the centre of a tug-of-war between rival committee members as well as a housing developer, which had bought the land it was located on.

Trouble began on the morning of Nov 26 when a clash broke out between two groups of people at the temple, with the riot defused only when police arrived.

The next day saw the incident which would eventually cost Adib’s life.

The Save Sri Maha Mariamman Temple task force had claimed that Adib was not assaulted by a group of rioters but was instead hit by a fire engine.

The claim was angrily refuted by the Fire and Rescue Department. Police later confirmed the department’s stand that a fire engine did not run Adib over, and that he was assaulted by rioters.

In the ensuing days, police arrested 106 people to facilitate a probe into the case. Four men, aged between 21 and 24, were the latest to be released on remand on Dec 10.

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Some people should literally be hanged for the death of Adib, who was in uniform and pulled from he Fire Services van and lynched by the road as the two machine achieve arrive in respond to the calls of emergency as vehicles were burning caused the riot.

Adib and the entire firemen crew were in uniform and Fire Services when they were attacked.

 

The first media statement by Minister-in-charge of Unity, P Wathyamoorthy, who was once a leader of the leftist Hindu group which in the past fanned hatred and seditious statements, shocked the nation. Especially when he specially said the Police was not responding to the emergency call at the said USJ temple.

It also compounded the general public further anger against him..

Let us pray that they conclude this quite quickly and charge those amongst the 106 and probably others, for the Section 302 Penal Code crime.

In the list announced by the Police who have been investigated for recent racial and for seditious statements, Wathyamoorthy tops the list.

Our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Adib, who volunteered in hazard and peril to save people and properties but instead lynched to death.

Al-Fatihah

Published in: on December 18, 2018 at 00:00  Leave a Comment