Umno vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has confirmed that former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is returning to the party.
He said that Dr Mahathir expressed his intention to return to Umno at a meeting last Saturday.
He added that he informed Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Monday of Dr Mahathir’s intention to rejoin the party.
Dr Mahathir, who has been a vocal critic of his hand-picked successor Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, quit Umno in May, saying that he would only return to Umno when there was a leadership change.
The Star Online Tuesday September 9, 2008 MYT 1:18:08 PM
Dr. Mahathir sedia kembali ke UMNO
Bekas Presiden UMNO, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad bersedia untuk kembali menyertai UMNO semula selepas mengambil keputusan keluar parti itu, Mei lalu.
Naib Presiden UMNO, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin berkata, Dr. Mahathir menyuarakan hasratnya selepas beliau mengadakan pertemuan atas jemputan bekas Perdana Menteri itu, Sabtu lalu.
- Utusan 09/09/2008 3:12pm