RANTAU POLLS | Hailing himself as the architect of Umno-PAS marriage, ex-DPM blames Mahathir for always whacking the Islamist party.
UPDATED 2.30PM | After Suhakam blames cops, the former home minister claims he did not issue the order.
The Umno president is facing 47 charges of criminal breach of trust, graft, and money laundering.
Mahdzir Khalid says he is in the dark as to why the Umno president did not turn up.
MACC report lodged against NRD, Home Minister and former minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Records show the training provider was set up in February 2015 and ceased operations in May 2017.
UPDATED 11.38AM | This brings the number of criminal charges against him to 47, involving funds exceeding RM124m.
UPDATED 7.15PM | Acting chairperson Mohamad Hasan says he will call for a meeting soon.
The movement failed to get any traction, he says, as members are focused on the party's revival.
Speculation that Mohamad Hasan ordered the removal of the portrait is said to be untrue.
He says those who had left had blamed Zahid's leadership and his failure to provide clear direction.
Party president laments the fact that there are 'oppositions within the opposition.'
He stresses that he is not resigning as Umno president, but merely going on leave.
'What they owe to Umno and its machinery must be repaid,' says party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
This pertains to 'lies' spun a group of people who used religion to twist the facts, says the Umno president.
Party veteran Mohd Yussof Latiff says this would be better than the assembly being called by party members.
Umno president chides party members who prioritise 'saving' themselves instead of the party.
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In a Twitter posting, the former Umno Youth chief points out that 'its time' Zahid stepped down.
They want the Umno president to take disciplinary action or sack them.
The Larut MP reportedly spoke on behalf of the group, saying that about ten MPs are prepared to leave the party.
UPDATED 12.02PM | Former DPM is accused of loaning RM10m from Yayasan Akal Budi funds to Armada Holdings.
'If he refuses to, I request that the supreme council make this happen'.