Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ku Li mahu cabar presiden Umno / Razaleigh to challenge Abdullah

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(Rakyat, Teruskan Lonjakkan Minda!)

Malaysiakini
Ku Li mahu cabar presiden Umno
Mar 19, 08 6:01pm
kemaskini 7:45pm Ahli parlimen Gua Musang, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, hari ini mengisytiharkan kesediaannya untuk mencabar Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi bagi jawatan presiden Umno.


Beliau akan bertanding menentang Abdullah jika pencalonannya cukup untuk melayakkannya bersaing merebut jawatan teratas Umno.

Tengku Razaleigh gagal mencabar Abdullah bagi jawatan presiden pada 2004 setelah tidak berjaya mencapai 30 peratus pencalonan yang diperlukan untuk melayakkan beliau mencabar jawatan tersebut.

Selain jawatan presiden, Umno juga menetapkan 20 peratus pencalonan untuk jawatan timbalan presiden, naib presiden (10 peratus) dan majlis tertinggi (5 peratus).

Bercakap di sidang media di Kota Bharu petang tadi, Tengku Razaleigh berkata ketewasan besar-besaran Umno dan BN tidak boleh dibiarkan begitu sahaja.

"Siapa yang bertanggungjawab tidak boleh terus tidur," katanya.

Tengku Razaleigh, bekas menteri kewangan, juga menggesa kepemimpinan negara mengambil berat kemerosotan ekonomi di Amerika Syarikat dan Eropah yang akan membawa kesan kepada Malaysia.

Katanya, apabila kadar jenayah di negara ini makin meningkat, itu menandakan ekonomi sedang lemah.

Beliau, yang juga bekas naib presiden Umno, turut menyatakan sokongan kepada exco Pemuda, Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, untuk menyuarakan desakannya agar Abdullah meletakkan jawatan.

"Mukhriz berhak menyuarakan pendapat, Umno bukan parti satu orang. Setiap ahli Umno berhak bersuara," katanya, yang juga mesra dipanggil Ku Li.

Esok, tambahnya, bahagian Gua Musang akan mengadakan mesyuarat bagi mencadangkan Umno memanggil mesyuarat agung luar biasa untuk membincangkan isu kekalahan teruk Umno.

Mengulas tentang Dasar Ekonomi Baru (DEB), Ku Li berkata sebahagian kritikan pemimpin pembangkang tentang dasar itu ada kebenarannya.

DEB, tambahnya, telah lari daripada semangat asal sewaktu ia digubal pada 1970, selepas tragedi rusuhan 13 Mei, bagi membasmikan kemiskinan dan menyusun semula masyarakat.

Seperti dakwaan pembangkang, beliau bersetuju bahawa wujud amalan kronisme dalam pelaksanaan DEB apabila sesetengah pemimpin atau individu yang rapat dengan mereka menunjukkan kekayaan berlebihan.

Sebagai seorang yang terlibat di peringkat awal merumuskan dasar itu, kata Ku Li lagi, beliau menyokong dasar itu diteruskan.

Beliau juga bersetuju dengan gesaan bekas perdana menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yang mahu Umno dibersihkan selepas parti itu tewas pada pilihanraya umum 8 Mac.

Sebelum itu, bekas pengasas Parti Melayu Semangat 46 itu disambut meriah oleh kira-kira 100 penyokong di lapangan terbang Pengkalan Chepa, kira-kira setengah jam dari kediamannya di Palm Manor.




Razaleigh to challenge Abdullah for Umno presidency, cites need to 'heal' party
By : Alina Simon NST Onine

KOTA BARU, Wed:
MP for Gua Musang Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has made public his intent to challenge Umno president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for the presidency. He has offered himself to lead Umno to “heal the party”, which he described to be "in a bad way.”
While acknowledging that his advancing age might be used against him, the 71-year-old former Finance Minister, who held the Gua Musang parliamentary seat since 1969, expressed willingness to take up the challenge if he was given the opportunity.

Tengku Razaleigh, who challenged but lost to then Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the 1987 party elections, said he was “young” then and ever ready to challenge anyone with his ideas.

“I still have ideas, I am still brave because I am independent and I don’t depend on anyone. If my service is still needed and my strength can still be used, I am offering myself to work for the rakyat,” he told a press conference here today. “Even though I am old but I am still strong. If there are enough nominations for me to contest in the Umno election, I will give my service if I am needed.”

The Gua Musang Umno division chief, who described Umno’s defeat in the recent general election as the most painful and horrible moment in his political career, said he would call for a special meeting in his division tomorrow to discuss his proposal for the party to hold a special meeting to discuss the defeat.
Tengku Razaleigh had recently distributed letters to all Umno divisions and branch heads, urging them to utilise a section in the party’s constitution to call for a special Umno EGM on May 11, the party’s anniversary, to discuss the dismal polls performance.

He felt the meeting should be held before the annual general meeting in August to “avoid confusion.”

“I felt the general assembly has to deal with lots of issues, so let us have this special meeting to discuss the election results. I hope the other Umno divisions will consider this. This can be done according to the party’s constitution and it is an abnormal thing. We need to discuss this defeat. Haven’t the Umno members realise we’ve lost five states? Are they still sleeping?”

On the desire of the five opposition-led state government’s desire to do away the National Economic Policy, Tengku Razaleigh said the topic was questioned because some quarters tasked with implementing the policy had “abused their powers to the point of raising ire of both commoners and Umno members.”

“The discrimination should not have happened as the NEP was a trust for the rakyat,” he said. “The policy is not meant solely for a group of people but the rakyat should view its overall objective which is to bring unity to the country. I support the policy in principle but I feel that it should be continued to remain as it was formulated back then.”


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