‘Loyalty of Umno members made Mahathir great’
KUALA LUMPUR: An Umno delegate from Malacca has claimed that former Umno president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s greatness stemmed from the fact that party members were loyal to him during his long tenure.
Mustafa Musa said Mahathir was lucky as Umno members during his leadership were loyal and would not betray the party president.
“He (Mahathir) was the prime minister for 22 years, his greatness was not because of him, but because of the greatness of Umno members.
“Tun was lucky as during his premiership as party president, all the members were loyalists like Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak,” Mustafa said when debating the Umno president’s policy’s speech during the general assembly.
Mustafa said Najib, the current Umno president, was unfortunate as some of the party members had lost their principles and betrayed the party leadership.
“Najib is a little unlucky now as some of the member’s attitude is akin to Mahathir who is a betrayer to the party,” he said.
Mustafa urged all party members to close ranks and give their undivided support to Najib and the Umno leadership to ensure the party and Barisan Nasional component parties will emerge victorious in the upcoming general election.
“To all the traitors, if you try to hit our president, we will build a solid wall, if you mock our president, that will make us love him even more,” Mustafa said.