Will Umno sack Mahathir?

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analysis According to PAS vice-president Husam Musa, he has received information that Prime Minister and Umno president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is planning to sack his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad next week from the party for his public criticisms against him.

Although there is no solid proof that the information Husam Musa claimed to have received is genuine or independently verified, the popular memory of Mahathir being sacked from Umno in the wake of the May 13 racial riot in 1969 for publicly attacking the then Umno president Tunku Abdul Rahman remains powerful, rendering Husam's claim to be not implausible.

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