"Zaid, We have expelled him. Why should we take him back?"
That was the reply given by UMNO secretary-general Tengku Adnan Mansor when asked if the party would re-admit Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.
Stressing that Zaid would only give problems, Tengku Adnan added that Barisan Nasional (BN) did not want individuals who only wanted to pursue their own interests.
Last Monday, Zaid abruptly withdrew from the race for the Parti Keadilan Rakyat(PKR) deputy president's post amid claims that there had been irregularities in the election.
Following the decision, which he made through his blog, the former minister in the Prime Minister's Department went on to attack PKR top guns Anwar Ibrahim and Azmin Ali as the root cause of the party’s problems and that they must go to ensure the continued survival of the party.
Following Zaid's obvious fall out with PKR, allegations and counter allegations were thrown in both directions, including a desperate spin from Anwar and Azmin's camp spiced with allegations that Zaid was a "mole" - a claim that brought to the forefront Anwar's warning earlier about there now being some "Trojan Horses" in PKR.
The fiasco had even boiled over to drag non-PKR member lawyer Haris Ibrahim, who some claimed as carrying out a hatchet job for Zaid and Jeffrey Kitingan of Sabah, as well as former MCA millionaire John Soh Chee Wen.
There is still no end in sight as to which direction Zaid is taking for now, but the outlook will definitely be interesting.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
UMNO don't want Zaid, says Ku Nan
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