Monday, April 7, 2008

Kelantan Prince Says Party Must Fight For The Interests Of All Malaysians

Kelantan prince and UMNO veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah says the country’s largest political party should fight for the interests of all Malaysians and not just the indigenous people of Malaysia.

He has called on members of the party to return to the principles of UMNO founding father Datuk Onn Jaafar.

Razaleigh is the uncle of the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Ismail Petra. He was Finance Minister of Malaysia from 1976-1984.

Onn, who led the party from 1946-1951 was the grandfather of outgoing UMNO Youth Chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, the Education Minister.

Hishammuddin’s father Tun Hussein Onn was the party’s first Youth Chief and fourth president from 1976-1981. He was also Malaysia’s third Prime Minister during the same period.

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