KOTA BARU, 10 Oct 2008: Member of Parliament for Gua Musang Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said he would not leave Umno, even if he loses the contest for the Umno president post in March next year.
“I will accept the verdict. I am a life member of Umno. I am offering myself for the Umno president post as I notice that none dares to come forward.
“I feel duty-bound to help restore the Malays’ confidence in Umno. I am worried that if we do not correct the situation and restore the confidence, Umno will be rejected in the next general election,” he told a news conference here today.
Razaleigh hoped his clarification would put to rest rumours that he would leave Umno and join forces with Pakatan Rakyat to form a coalition government.
Denying that he had delved on the formation of a coalition government in his meeting with Pakatan Rakyat leaders recently, he said: “If you were to listen to them [the rumour-mongers] we are all crazy people.” — Bernama