Kadir to Tok Mat: Name and shame party “renegades”, resolve leadership woes

VETERAN newsman A Kadir Jasin urged Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan to reveal the identities of those are hurting the party instead of leaving it to everyone’s imagination.

“Mohamad Hasan fell short of revealing the identities of Umno’s foes, saying party members would have identified them by now.

“Is he referring to Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu)? Is Mohamad Hasan referring to those who had been ‘bought over’ by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin using Cabinet posts and lucrative seats at our Government-linked companies (GLC)?

A Kadir Jasin

“And what about the ‘court cluster’ who are tarnishing Umno’s image, leaving many grassroot members disillusioned with the party?” he asked, in a Facebook post.

Yesterday, Mohamad Hasan, also known as Tok Mat, said the party has to do three things if it wishes to become a dominant player in Malaysian politics again.

Accept reality and move on

“Party members need to know who the real enemies are. Secondly, they should also identify those who pretend to love Umno but is working for our adversaries behind the scenes.

“And thirdly, anyone who crosses the Malay/Muslim community are also Umno’s enemies,” the Rantau state assemblyperson was reported saying.

On that note, Kadir, who is a staunch ally of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, urged Umno to resolve its leadership woes and accept the fact that it is no longer a dominant force in Malaysian politics if it wished to rejuvenate itself for the future.

“And Umno no longer has the power to decide on when to call for general election or pick and choose its allies. You’re no longer the ‘top dog’,” he stated.

On Mohamad Hasan, Kadir said that it was obvious that the former was Umno’s “leader of choice” as seen by many quarters.

“But Mohamad Hasan will be courting trouble if he is too blunt in his views and outshines others.

“Besides, everyone knows that delegates to the Umno annual general assembly not necessarily represent the voice of the grassroots,” he remarked. – March 28, 2021.


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