Dr M: I will go to Umno’s AGM if invited
(Malay Mail Online) – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he will attend the Umno annual general assembly if invited to do so, disputing claims that he will shun the affair even if asked to be present.
Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor previously told Malay Mail Online that he expected that the former party president will likely avoid the assembly regardless of whether he is invited or otherwise.
“If I am invited, I will go. This is also my party, not Datuk Seri Najib (Razak’s) party alone.
“Umno is for all Malays, I am a Malay too,” he told reporters after closing the KL summit by the Malaysia-Turkey Friendship Foundation (MTF), in collaboration with Malaysian Muslim Solidarity (ISMA).
The former prime minister said that if critics are barred from attending the assembly, it would mean that the party has been co-opted by the leadership and can no longer be called Umno.