20 May 2008

PAS hand in Mahathir's resignation

It was Parti Islam SeMalaysia which forced Dr Mahathir Mohamad to quit.

PAS member Ismail Wan Teh, after listening to Dr Mahathir urge Umno members to quit the party en masse in protest against Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's leadership, asked the former PM if he would take the lead.

Dr Mahathir said the question sounded like a dare and said he would quit Umno. He was not aware that the man who challenged him had contested and lost the Kota Siputeh state seat on March 8.

PAS has greeted Dr Mahathir's decision to resign from Umno with jubilation. Spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat invited Dr Mahathir to join Pas, adding that the former PM should have left Umno long ago and chosen Islam as the platform for his political struggle. :O

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