Mantan Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, hari ini keluar daripada UMNO.
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Mahathir quits Umno
Ahti Veeranggan | May 19, 08 12:45pm
Former Umno president Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced that he was quitting Umno with immediate effect and urged other members to emulate him.
He said he was quitting the party, which he led for almost 22 years until handing over the reins to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in 2003, as a sign of no confidence in his successor's leadership.
"I will only come back to the party when there is a change in leadership," the ex-premier told a crowd at a forum in his home state of Kedah this morning.
He also called on all Umno ministers, deputy ministers and all levels of party leaders to join him in leaving the party.
However he asked these members not to join any other party.
"Wait till Abdullah to quit as the prime minister and party president and then we can return to Umno," he said.
Mahathir joined Umno at its inception in 1946 and in recent years has been Abdullah's most vocal critic.
He entered active politics as a member of Parliament for Kubang Pasu in 1964.
He lost his seat in 1969 and was expelled from the party after attacking then president and prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.