|A special UMNO committee is being formed to
investigate traitors who left the Party. The move comes in the light of
a statement from Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi that former
Negri Sembilan UMNO Youth leader Ruslan Kasim must be defeated in the Teluk
Kemang by-election because "he is a traitor who had abandoned UMNO"
and a "traitor to UMNO's struggles"
An UMNO official who refused to be named supported Badawi's
call, saying that "these traitors must be made to pay for their treachery
and punished, so we will investigate every single one of them."
He added that among the first of these 'traitors who abandoned
UMNO' to be investigated will be Ministers such as Rais Yatim and former
Minister Ibrahim Ali. "That guy's abandoned so many different parties
so many times, we've lost count," the official added.
"We would have also investigated UMNO founder Onn
Jaafar, who left UMNO to form IMP. However, after a few months' investigation,
we discovered that he's already dead. Anyway, he was punished enough for
leaving the Party - look at his grandson"
On whether Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah would be investigated
as well, he said it would not be necessary. "We finished that guy
off even before the UMNO Elections began!"
"We will also be investigating a Kedah MP who, back
in 1969, not only left UMNO, but was expelled!" the official added.
"I can't quite recall his name … but I do remember it starts with
Rais, Ibrahim, Razaleigh and Onn:
'Traitors' who abandoned UMNO?