Saturday, June 30, 2018

Mahathir clamped down on freedom of speech in UMNO

Star Online - Ku Li: Dr M clamped down on freedom of speech, but I will reinstate it (extracts):

PETALING JAYA: Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (pic) claims it was former party president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who clamped down on freedom of speech within the party, but says he will reinstate it if he wins in the upcoming party polls.

In an interview with Malaysiakini, the Gua Musang MP, who will be contesting the presidency in Saturday's (June 30) polls, said it was Dr Mahathir who made it compulsory for delegates to have their scripts approved before debating in Umno annual general assemblies.

"This practice has been there for 25 years. It was (the doing) of Dr Mahathir.

pada akhirnya siapa pula yang berubah? wakakaka 

"The delegates (list) needed to be verified by the supreme council before they can speak at the AGM. Their speech scripts must obtain the approval too," he was quoted as saying.

He added that the party leadership would edit the scripts if needed.

Dr Mahathir led Umno from 1981 to 2003 and resigned in 2016 over corruption scandals involving former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He later set up Party Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, which is now part of the Pakatan Harapan Government.

In the interview, Tengku Razaleigh claimed that during the era of Umno former presidents Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, members could speak freely.

In light of this, the 81-year-old Kelantan prince said during his campaign rounds, he heard many of its grassroots members were demanding for freedom of speech.

Hence, he wanted party delegates to voice out on any issue they wished to, including those similar to 1MDB.

"What's wrong with that (bringing up something similar to 1MDB)? As long as it does not infringe on the standing orders, then it is okay.

"They can speak anything (against me). I will respond when it is my turn," he said.


  1. then y mahathir was kicked out of umno during tunku was pm?

  2. Change is the Rule of the World.

    If they kept a stupid rule for 25 years, the idiocy applies as much to those who came after.

    1. Rule 20 years. Complain. Then bring him back to power.

      That's not just idiocy, that's fucking idiocy.

      If you skipped the "Complain" stage, then that's bloody stupid fucking idiocy.

  3. The practice has been there for 25 years and only now Mr Nearly Man wants to correct it? When UMNO is in coma?

    1. How can a party with more than 50 parliamentary seats be in a coma? More than DAP or PKR! But PAN is in drip feed in the East Coast.

    2. Tunggu lah!

      Zombies r considered gone case.

      The blur-sotongs still can be awaken from a nasty dream.

      Jerk#1 Macc unlocks the mystery of RM90 mil in pas a/c

      Jerk#2 The money tracks indicate all been distributed to the elite zombies

      Jerk#3 hadi Lossrs the uk case, while the truth is been revived

      Wakakakakaka……hmmm eat yr heart out for losing the 72 virgin dream!

    3. Ck.....what if when unknown mampus then just realise that 72 virgins are old and cannot be

  4. Bank accounts closed. No drips. No money. No sustenance. Coma.

  5. Nearly Man is sent into oblivion.

    Congratulations to Zahid Hamidi, now leader of the largest Opposition party, still rich with RM Mega Billions in Assets.

    He came from a humble background, and has much to be humble about.

    1. No.

      He is just like a kid who has been given a gun.

      Either he kills someone, or he kills himself.

      The latter option is the more likely outcome especially that kid is otak-kosong!

      Serve that bigoted umno RIGHT!