PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) admitted that he had asked Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to dissolve the party.
The United States chairman said he is because of no longer represented its original principles and struggles.
"Honestly, Umno no longer exists. It is just a registered party; its principles and struggle are no longer there, "he said in a video uploaded to his Facebook page.
"What do you have to keep in a party that has left its struggles?" It is a party that focuses on money, 'cash is king'. This is why Umno should be dissolved, "he said.
Dr Mahathir said if the members wanted to join other parties (including United), the attitude that caused Umno, which was previously invincible, to be hated by all dieting.
"Previously, Umno had never lost. They lost because of corruption, because of leaders who focus on cash and cash rather than its true struggle, "he said.
Dr. Mahathir also said Bersatu is not a "cash is king" party and will not accept those who think a political party will give them "opportunities" (to enrich themselves).
"We struggle for the religion, race and the country," he said.
Dr. Mahathir said whoever wants to join Unite has a show that they are not bonded to Umno.
"They should support all the good deeds done by United and when we feel comfortable with their behavior, we will accept them.
"They cannot join as a big group with the intention to take control of United," he said.
Mahathir was responding to Zahid who had earlier been told by the National National Delegate at the National Meeting meeting, the "message" was "loud and clear" that Umno members must jump and join Bersatu.
The Umno president also claimed that refusal to "jump ship" had been produced in him being charged for corruption.
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