PM Abdullah went on the offensive accusing his predecessor Dr Mahathir as being responsible for the poor state of the judiciary and lack of press freedom in the country.
He was speaking Sunday at a press conference after a closed door meeting with some 1,000 Umno grassroots leaders at the Putra World Trade Centre here.
Abdullah chose not to maintain his usual elegant silence in the face of intense criticism. He's no longer the so called "nice guy" anymore.
Abdullah also accused Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah as being responsible for the Barisan Nasional’s losses in Kelantan.
This is so not Abdullah. His style is non confrontational and him being confrontational shows that he is under intense pressure from all corners.
Dr Mahathir meanwhile responded to his critics sayin that his criticisms against the Umno leadership would make the party stronger.
“My criticisms will not wreck the party. It will make Umno stronger.
“If I tell lies, Umno will reject me. If they (supporters of the current Umno leadership) tell the truth, people will accept them,” he said.
Dr Mahathir said this in response to allegations made by several Umno leaders that he was providing “ammunition” for the Opposition to destroy the party.
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Things are really getting to a head now. I really can't wait to see new developments concerning this. The party elections that UMNO, MCA and Gerakan would be holding in the near future would be damn interesting.
In another issue, Hishamuddin Hussein says he's not going for a higher post when he decided not to run for the post of UMNO Youth head. He added that he would leave the decision on what post he should contest to the party members. That statement is lame lah. Everyone knows he's eye-ing one of the vice-presidents post. I for one would like to challenge him to not accept the inevitable UMNO members nomination for him to run for the vice-president post. He should keep to his word that he is not going for a higher post. Come on lah Hishammudin. Don't hide your intentions.