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Mahathir quits Umno

Editor:
  1. Kesemua bekas PM Malaysia keluar UMNO dan mati sebagai bukan ahli UMNO, kecuali Allahyarham Tun Razak.

  2. Bagaimana dengan Mukhriz? Bila nak keluar? Ini hanya lah merupakan satu lawak keluarga Mahathir - bapak keluar umno, anak masih kat dalam sebagai oppotunist!

  3. Mula-mula Tunku Abdul Rahman tendang di keluar. Sekarang dia tendang diri dia sendiri keluar umno.

 

ALOR STAR, 19 Mei (The Star): Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced Monday at 12.35pm that he is quitting Umno.

He said this during a talk here on Monday.

Dr Mahathir joined Umno at its inception in 1946.

He became a Member of Parliament in 1964 when he won the Kota Setar Selatan seat.

He lost the seat in the following general election in 1969.

Following the May 13, 1969, riots Dr Mahathir was sacked from the Umno Supreme Council on July 12 because of the widespread distribution of his letter to first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman criticising Tunkuís manner of handling the countryís administration.

Dr Mahathir rejoined Umno on March 7, 1972 and was appointed Senator in 1973. He relinquished the senatorship post a year later to contest the Kubang Pasu seat in the general elections. He was returned unopposed and was appointed Minister of Education.

In 1975, Dr Mahathir became one of the three vice-presidents of Umno.

Tun Hussein Onn appointed Dr Mahathir Deputy Prime Minister on Sept 15, 1978.

Dr Mahathir was Prime Minister of Malaysia from July 16, 1981, until Oct 31, 2003.


KUALA LUMPUR, 19Mei (Malaysiakini) - Former Umno president Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced that he was quitting Umno with immediate effect and urged other members to emulate him.

He said he was quitting the party, which he led for almost 22 years until handing over the reins to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in 2003, as a sign of no confidence in his successor's leadership.

"I will only come back to the party when there is a change in leadership," the ex-premier told a crowd at a forum in his home state of Kedah this morning.

Mahathir joined Umno at its inception in 1946 and in recent years has  been Abdullah's most vocal critic.

He entered active politics as a member of Parliament for Kubang Pasu in 1964.

He lost his seat in 1969 and was expelled from the party after attacking then president and prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.

 

 

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