It is really surprising that the UMNO leadership is in FEAR to deliberate on the disastrous defeat of UMNO and Barisan Nasional, for the first time in history, during the recently concluded general elections.
It would be wise to discuss the reasons for this defeat and find a solution which will be acceptable by the members.
Inside sources had informed that the UMNO leadership is in fear that the members may call for the immediate resignation of the UMNO President, who is Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and a few others who were the main cause of this defeat.
There are numerous calls by members agreeing that May 11, 2008 would be an ideal day to discuss on this matter since it was the day UMNO was foundered.
It was noted that there is also a fear that UMNO elected representatives would be crossing-over to the Opposition in discontentment with the current leadership, which together with other disgruntled BN elected representatives would give a edge to the Opposition to form the next government very soon.
That being the FEAR, UMNO veteran and MP for Gua Musang Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah had made this call for a EGM to discuss and find a solution. It is learned that former President and premier, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is also in favour of this proposal.
Will the UMNO leadership abide by this?