Monday, May 26, 2008

Husam wants PM to step down

The Star : Monday May 26, 2008

KOTA BARU: PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa has asked Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to step down. He claimed that Abdullah's weak leadership was leading the nation nowhere.

“It is the future of the country at stake and not just political parties. In this context, there is common ground for any leader to call for Abdullah to step aside,” he said.

Stressing that he was not interfering with Umno affairs, Husam said his call was being made in the interest of the nation.

“For the sake of national interests and the country’s future, Abdullah must consider stepping down,” Husam said after opening a seminar at Grand Riverview Hotel here yesterday.

He said while the Opposition might stand to gain from a weak leadership, the country would be in a state of a stalemate if leaders had to constantly call for a show of support or confidence. “Real nation-building work gets affected,” he said.

Husam also urged Jerlun MP Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir to emulate his father Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and leave Umno to become an Independent MP.

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