KOTA TINGGI: PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the source of all the problems in Umno.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak, who is also Umno treasurer, said the problems came about after Mahathir (former Umno president and prime minister) sacked those who opposed his views.
“If we look at the history of Umno, all the problems that the party faces today is because of Tun M. Semangat 46 (Parti Melayu Semangat 46) was born because Umno was not properly managed.
Umno was declared unlawful by the High Court in 1988 after disgruntled followers of Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who narrowly lost to Mahathir in the contest for the Umno president’s post, took legal action.
“PKR was born after Tun M sacked Anwar Ibrahim, who was then the deputy prime minister,” he said when opening the Pengerang Umno division delegates meeting here today.
Pengerang Umno division chief Azalina Othman Said was also present.
During his speech, Salleh reminded Umno leaders and members of their responsibility to defend Umno because it was the only party that championed the rights of the Malays.