UMNO veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah who is UMNO Gua Musang Divisional head has written a letter to 193 Umno division leaders urging them to call for an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on May 11, 2008, to discuss on the party's unprecedented electoral setback faced on March 8, 2008 where 5 States had been lost to the Opposition parties.He commented that he chose May 11 since it was the day UMNO was founded in 1946.
The EGM is called to examine the disastrous electoral defeat of the Barisan Nasional, and should not be a 'point a finger' session on anyone, and it will also need to deal with why the Chinese and Indian voters, who had been loyal to BN all this while had rejected MCA and MIC candidates as well. It was also noted that many incumbent UMNO candidates were also defeated by PKR and PAS candidates and the reason for this turn-around.
If we do not discuss and find a solution, and if we don't change our policies, culture and morale in BN and UMNO and make a radical change it must be, BN and UMNO will not win and will fail to rule this nation any longer.
Before its too late, we need to address these shortcomings and try our best to overcome them, failing which the Opposition will rule Malaysia and UMNO and BN will always be a weak Opposition or will not exist anymore.
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