Umno man says call for Najib to quit has lots of support


(The Malaysian Insider) – Despite receiving many brickbats following his open letter last week calling for prime minister and Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak to step down, Umno grassroots leader Syed Rosli Jamalullail (pic) is heartened by the support received.

In his second open letter to Najib, the Umno Taman Chempaka information head said he was not alone as many have supported his actions and agreed with his views.

“I have received a lot of phone calls and messages from both party members and the public supporting me but they are afraid to come out openly to say the same thing.

“I understand, but to quote Tun Dr Mahathir ‘we must be brave to the voice out the shortcomings of the leadership to save the party and nation’,” he said in the letter, referring to former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who still has considerable influence with the party rank-and-file.

Since his first letter, Syed Rosli has been called various names like traitor and enemy within the party, but he shrugged them off, saying his criticism against the leadership was because he loved the ruling Malay party as well as the Malay community, Islam and Malaysia.

“It is those holding high posts in the party and government who are traitors if they are corrupt, dishonest and untrustworthy. Who am I to betray the party and the country?” the branch leader said, urging people to pray to Allah to protect the party and the country from corrupt and dishonest Umno leaders.

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