Sunday, April 06, 2008

INTERNAL SABOTAGE THE MAIN REASON FOR DISASTROUS ELECTION DEFEAT, SAYS PM & UMNO PRESIDENT DATUK SERI ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI

UMNO President and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi claimed that internal sabotage was the main cause of the disastrous defeat of the Barisan Nasional at the recently concluded general elections. Datuk Seri Abdullah was speaking at a special UMNO State Liason chiefs meeting at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur today which was attended by more than 1,000 members.


Datuk Seri Abdullah criticised Tun Dr Mahathir for demanding his resignation and making accusations that he is 'weak' and ineffective. Datuk Seri Abdullah commented that during Tun Dr Mahathir's tenure he had curb freedom of speech and press, which were the fundamental pillars of justice while there were corruption, cronism and nepotism during his tenure too. Tun Dr Mahathir's tenure had also created a non-confidence by the rakyat due to the interference on the independence of the judiciary.

Just because I (Datuk Seri Abdullah) keep silent, does not mean I am weak or incapable. Datuk Seri Abdullah informed that he had a moral obligation for every community in Malaysia and had to implement or carried out policies and projects of the Barisan Nasional government now and previously.

Datuk Seri Abdullah commented that the rakyat have to be strong and give their full trust and confidence to the present leadership so that they could implement policies that would benefit the rakyat in the long term.

Meanwhile, it was also noted that the question and answer sessions which was supposed to be held was suppressed to avoid further embarrassment on Datuk Seri Abdullah by certain quarters.

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