‘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.

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