Dr Mahathir willing to sacrifice Umno for personal agenda, says Annuar Musa

Annuar Musa

(Bernama) – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been seen as a politician who is willing to sacrifice his own party in order to achieve his personal agenda, says Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

He said Dr Mahathir’s announcement to quit Umno today was his latest move to get Datuk Seri Najib Razak to step down as prime minister.

“The announcement to quit Umno is one of his many strategies to ‘defeat’ Najib, after his efforts to influence MPs and Umno divisions failed.

“This new strategy is to paralyse and kill Umno as a final move to bring Najib down,” he said in a statement tonight.

Annuar said history had proved that Dr Mahathir would not hesitate in giving away power to the opposition as long as he could defeat and get rid of the people he disliked.

“The Umno-led Kelantan government was killed in Dr Mahathir’s bid to defeat Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah; the Umno-led Selangor government was sacrificed in his efforts to defeat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim; and the Penang government was also ruined in his bid to bring Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi down.”

Annuar said Dr Mahathir was now willing to give Malaysia away in order to retain his unbeaten record of getting rid of people he disliked.

As such, he said Umno members should not feel threatened by the antics of just one particular individual as Umno struggles and principles must be upheld.