Najib: Dr M can’t fight PPBM because of his own past
Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the PPBM chairman’s office on Friday. He insists he is still party chairman
PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be unable to challenge PPBM’s decision to terminate his membership because of a law that Mahathir himself caused to be amended at the height of an Umno power struggle in the late 1980s, Najib Razak said today.
Najib, a former Umno president, said Mahathir had caused Section 18c of the Societies Act 1966 to be amended, allowing him to form Umno (BARU) after Umno had been ordered to be deregistered.
The amendment stipulated that a party’s decision is final and could not be challenged in court.
Umno was declared illegal after the result of the party elections in 1987, when Mahathir’s presidency was challenged by his rival Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
Najib said Mahathir was making an excuse when he said he did not want to drag his membership problem to court because he did not trust the judiciary under the Perikatan Nasional government.
Mahathir’s excuse was a lie, he said. “The seventh PM (Mahathir) cannot challenge the decision at court due to the past actions of the fourth PM (also Mahathir). That is correct,” he said in a Facebook post referring to Mahathir’s two separate tenures as prime minister.
Mahathir’s membership in PPBM was terminated by the party on Thursday, togerther with four other MPs who had sat with opposition members at the Dewan Rakyat sitting of May 18.
The other four were Mahathir’s son Mukhriz, Amiruddin Hamzah, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and Maszlee Malik.
Mahathir has insisted he remains the party’s chairman. However, PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin has declared himself as acting chairman as Mahathir had resigned the chairmanship on Feb 24.
Najib said that should Mahathir bring the membership issue to court, his membership would be automatically terminated, as stipulated in the law and the party’s constitution.
“And this is what Mahathir did not reveal,” Najib said. “If the seventh PM wants to blame anyone, he should blame the fourth PM. Don’t give the excuse that you do not trust the courts.”
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Eh....KT only enjoy Jibby's mocking.....BUT.....but Muhyiddin oso no longer Bersatu member, by Muhyiddin's own logic.....ReplyDelete
Muhyiddin said Toonsie's membership was automatically lost because he "consorted with opposition parties".
But Muhyiddin and other Bersatu leaders also consorted with PAS and UMNO at the Sheraton Shake, which resulted in the collapse of the PH government. So shouldn't these people automatically lose their membership too? Mind you this happened on February 23rd, the day BEFORE Toonsie handed in his resignation as Chairman of Bersatu.
And if that photo supposedly taken also on February 23 afternoon showing Toonsie, Muhyiddin and other Bersatu leaders "consorting with PAS and UMNO people" are true then both Toonsie and Muhyiddin automatically lose their party memberships.
The words "Sitting with the opposition IN PARLIAMENT" does not appear in the Bersatu Constitution. This is just a made up argument construed to kick Toonsie and others out of the party.
So by right PM4, PM7 and PM8 (and others) are no longer Bersatu members.
ROS should just dissolve the party and the Agong appoint a new government from DAP and Amanah MPs......ha ha ha......
Muhyiddin and Jibby are opening a dangerous door by questioning Toonsie & co's memberships, by arguing they sat with the opposition "in parliament", even though "parliament" is not mentioned in the clauses cited in the Bersatu constitution.ReplyDelete
Jibby and Muhyiddin are foolishly using a parliament sitting to justify kicking Toonsie out of Bersatu.
They forget that when Toonsie is cornered he does not hesitate to burn the house down, and just like burning UMNO down Toonsie may now "burn" Parliament down.
At that time Toonsie's ROS deregistered UMNO because of unregistered branches, meaning unregistered members of UMNO.
Any good constitutional lawyer can challenge if May 18 really was a proper parliament sitting, or was it just a gathering of MPs, with the Agong invited to make the opening speech.
What happened on May 18 did not follow the requirements of a proper Parliament sitting. There was only a speech read out. No debate, no bills passed etc. It's like a company AGM with only the Chairman's speech read out but no resolution to reappoint company auditors, approve directors remuneration etc. What would the shareholders have to say?
So don't be surprised if Toonsie's lawyer Haniff Khatri challenges the validity of this "parliamentary sitting" in court.
If successful this may result in the entire 14th government being automatically voided as we are already past 6 months from the last sitting. This would totally be in line with Toonsie's character.
And KT is tickled by Jibby's nonchalant jibe.......