For Umno members only. Sanusi Junid, the Mahathir loyalist, says he believes certain quarters in Umno will the former PM to resign as Petronas adviser now that he is no longer an Umno member.
"Nowhere does it say that you must be an Umno member (to hold positions in government-related entities). Idris Jala is not Umno, he's not Malay, he's not Muslim.
"But they are getting bolder and I believe they will tell the Tun he has to resign because he's no longer in Umno," Sanusi told journalists and bloggers in KL yesterday.
Sanusi, the former Kedah Menteri Besar, called the media conference to expose by certainj quarters in Umno, including a broad hint by Higher Education Minister Khaled Nordin, that he resigns from the International Islamic University as its President.
"They will have to sack me. I won't volunteer to resign. I see my job as UIA president my pious duty. I have good rapport with the Constitutional Head and I don't believe His Highness (the Sultan of Pahang) would sack me, except on the advice of the UIA's Host Member, that is the Prime Minister of Malaysia," he told journalists and bloggers in KL yesterday.
Sanusi quit Umno on the same day Dr M walked out of the party as a sign of no-confidence against PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Last week, two ministers called for Mokhzani Mahathir to resign as Sepang International Circuit chairman after he, too, resigned from Umno.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
"Next, they will ask Mahathir to leave Petronas"
At 5:12 p.m.