The Former Prime Minister said today he supports the call by party veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah for an emergency general meeting to be held to discuss Umno's weaknesses that led to its disastrous performance in the general election.
He said this at a Press conference after he launched "Managment Astray - Resuscitating Ailing Organisations", a book by the late Tan Sri Basir Ismail at Carcosa Seri negara in KL.
"I support his letter," Dr M said.
Ku Li had sent letters to Umno division leaders nationwide.
However, asked if he was backing Ku Li's move to challenge Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for the Umno presidency, Dr M said that should be decided at the EGM.
He said it would not be easy for Ku Li to get the minimum number of nominations.
"You need about 60 brave divisions," Dr M said. He doubts that Ku Li would get that number because Umno leaders live in a "climate of fear".
"When I came out and asked the president to step down for the poor general election results, not one Umno leader came out to support me. Privately and behind his back, they want him to step down," he remarked.
Dr M also suggested that the EGM discuss issues such as amending the Umno Constitution, the setting up a Presidential Advisory Council, comprising of advisers who are independent individuals.
He also agreed that the EGM could also discuss limiting the term of the Umno presidency.
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