Monday, April 07, 2008


Momentum has been put on top gear with a nationwide road show to demand the immediate resignation of Prime Minister, Chairman of Barisan Nasional and President of UMNO Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for being considered 'too weak' and 'incapable' to lead the present government in lieu of the disastrous defeat at the March 8 polls. PM Datuk Seri Abdullah had yesterday blamed internal saboteurs for the defeat but members of UMNO are not convinced since he is unable to substantiate his claim and this fact has been confirmed by his Deputy, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak earlier in the day.

Umno Pusat Bandar Taman Cempaka branch chairman Syed Saifuddin Syed Herman, who was previously a Selangor State Exco had mooted this idea of the nationwide road show after discussions with former Kedah Menteri Besar Tan Sri Sanusi Junid and several other Umno leaders from Selangor and the Federal Territory. A forum held yesterday which was organised by Syed Saifuddin attracted 1,200 participants and the lead speaker was former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who also expressed that Datuk Seri Abdullah will have to resign.

There was a proposal from Ummi Hafilda Ali, the woman involved in former deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim's corruption trial eight years ago called for a 100,000 gathering in Putrajaya to demand PM Datuk Seri Abdullah's resignation which was well received by the audience.

With this mounting pressure, will PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi resign?