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BN’s loss: PM admits being a factor

This is the gist of the conversation I had with a friend this afternoon. Badawi is a gonna I said, today the Johore Umno group will ask him to quit, and he may quit to save UMNO and the country. He had the best mandate from the people 4 years ago, to run the country. This was a privilege not even accorded to Mahathir. The people swallowed hook and line of what Badawi said, and he messed up things. Remember his tardiness in everything, issues commented by some civil servant or a Minister and he does not want to get involved. The people wait and it is only after a few days or week that he comes with a statement, by which time the issue had been discussed by all and it does get stale by the time the Prime Minister comments. Now he wants to rehabilitate both UMNO and Barisan. He wants time, perhaps until the cows come home. He was given a golden opportunity and he failed to make use of it. Giving him a second chance would be fatal.

BN’s loss: PM admits being a factor

Apr 11, 08 7:23pm

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today admitted that he was among the factors which caused the Barisan Nasional (BN) ruling coalition to suffer heavy losses in the March 8 polls.

Abdullah – who is also the Umno president – said he felt
responsible for making the best efforts to rehabilitate BN and Umno.

NONE“I feel I am the reason for the spoilt votes for the Barisan Nasional. And I feel responsible to do what’s best to rehabilitate the BN and Umno,” he was quoted as saying by Bernama.

The prime minister was speaking to reporters after attending a meeting with Johor Menteri Besar Abdul Ghani Othman, who also heads the state Umno liaison body.

Also present at the meeting were International Trade and Industry Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Umno vice-president, Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar, Higher Education Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Shahrir Abdul Samad.

However, Education Minister and Umno Youth head Hishammuddin Hussein did not attend the meeting as he is currently in Paris on official duty.

Unfulfilled promises

Meanwhile, Abdullah said he understood that many changes promised to the people earlier had not been fulfilled by the government until now.

He said the changes promised to the people covered various aspects such as the judicial system, eradication of corrupt practices, bringing down the crime rate and fostering inter-racial relations in the country.

Abdullah said the changes implemented by the government needed time before it could show positive results.

“As such, I will continue to give emphasis to bring the changes promised to the people. In fact, they had already been included in the pledges of the BN government in the (election) manifesto in 2004,” he said.

BN’s loss: PM admits being a factor

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2 Comments

  1. pak lah baik, tun pandai,

  2. pak lah memang baik, baik sangat smpi kena pijak kepala


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