19 March 2008

Mukhriz is now at the mercy of Pat Lah.....

Umno Youth today decided to pass the buck back to PM Pat Lah regarding action to be taken against its errant youth leader Mukhriz Mahathir.

Following the Umno Youth executive council meeting, the movement’s chief Hishammuddin Hussein said no action will be taken against Mukhriz for writing a letter to Abdullah asking him to step down following the March 8 polls.

He said that Umno Youth has accepted the controversial letter as a personal missive which was leaked out to the general public.

"There are so many other more important issues faced by Umno Youth apart from Mukhriz," he told a press conference.

Last week, Abdullah, who is also Umno president, said he will leave it to Umno Youth and Hishamuddin to handle the matter.

In his March 12 letter, Mukhriz, the son of former premier Mahathir Mohamad, had urged Abdullah to accept responsibility for Barisan Nasional’s disastrous performance in the elections.

Met after the meeting, Mukhriz, who won the Jerlun parliamentary seat, said he sticks to the points raised in his letter.

"We want to become a party which is more relevant and accepted by the people. I am happy that there is room in Umno Youth to voice issues which are not agreed upon (by the others)," he added.

Muhkriz also said he had received many SMSes where “99 percent of which supported his action”.

"I have made my stand clearly before this and I have not changed my mind," he said. - Malaysiakini.


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