(The Star Online)Saturday March 15, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir's fate will be known after the Umno Youth executive council meets soon to discuss action to be taken against him for urging the Prime Minister to step down.
The movement's chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the executive council, of which Mukhriz is a member, would sit and discuss his unsanctioned action after the Cabinet line-up has been formed.
"He has said (his letter) was his personal opinion so it shouldn't be out on the Internet; I don't know who released it.
"Even though he may have acted in his personal capacity, it is an irresponsible act and we will take action through our proper channels after the cabinet line-up is announced.
"This is a realistic decision as the exco will also have to discuss the Cabinet line-up and the people's views.
"What Mukhriz has done is contrary to what I have stated as our stand is to fully support the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister," he said after a meeting with MCA Youth chief Datuk Liow Tiong Lai, Gerakan Youth chief Datuk Mah Siew Keong and MIC Youth chief S.A. Vigneswaran on Saturday.
On Friday, Mukhriz wrote a letter to Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi asking him to do the honourable thing and step down following the ruling coalition’s dismal showing in the 12th general election.
He sent copies of the letter to Umno leaders, namely deputy president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, vice-president Datuk Wira Ali Rustam, vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and secretary-general Datuk Seri Radzi Sheikh Ahmad.
In 2006, Mukhriz caused a stir when he said Abdullah’s speech at the Umno general assembly offered nothing new and he was a bit disappointed with it.
He was later let off with a stern warning after he apologised to the Umno Youth executive council for his outburst.- Beritadarigunung: Mengingatkan Hishammuddin tentang peristiwa melonjakkan Khairy dalam Silat Pulut Pemuda UMNO tanpa terlebih dulu upacara mandi minyak panas. Kononnya ada orang berkata "Dato Seri Abdullah jangan campur, ini hal pemuda" . Hishamuddin juga boleh mengulangi ayat yang sama. Jangan benarkan Khairy pengaruhi keputusan Pemuda dan menyerahkan keputusan kepada Abdullah, sebab Abdullah sudah kata Khairy tidak mempengaruhi beliau tentang apa-apa. Dalam mesyuarat Pemuda , jangan beri Khairy masuk, sebab nanti dikata ada pertelingkahan kepentingan. Sudah lama kita tidak mendengar kata-kata yang benar-benar mencerminkan Pemuda tanpa Khairy.