A forum yesterday organized by mykmu.net at a hotel in KL kick-started internal squablings in UMNO.
Aptly called "UMNO Post 12th General Election: An Assessment", the forum seemingly was more like a platform to come to a showdown with UMNO's leaders, with target chiefly on Pak Lah.
Yesterday's scene, explosively thunderous, was a rarity in the whole history of UMNO.
UMNO has a fine culture to practise the traditional utmost respect to seniority and rankings within the party. However, when power-struggle intensifies and factious split surfaces, heated words are taken to open with little regard to the party's culture.
BN under the leadership of Pak Lah flopped badly this time in the 12th GE. The disasterous failure provided Tun Dr. Mahathir a golden platform to take Pak Lah to task.
In the past, Pak Lah could conveniently brush Mahathir aside, saying his harsh comments were very much personal in nature. But now Tun's critical remarks are getting more echo and he has built up wider solid base, so much so that the leaders of UMNO start to feel intense pressure.
If the snowball is let to roll wild, it might turn into a crisis in no time for Pak Lah to face.
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