Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

Banana Republic

Press Statement on the outcome of today’s Emergency Meeting of the Supreme Council

September 26, 2008


Now we know that Malaysia has First World infrastructure and Third World politics, with leaders turning us into a banana republic.

I think I speak for the country when I say we are embarrassed at the sight of two grown men playing this endless children’s game of “yours and mine” with the most important responsibility in the land, oblivious of the law, oblivious to the damage they are doing to the nation.

Instead of a national economic plan or any kind of reform all the Umno leadership has given us since March 8 is a transition plan designed to save two individuals from the inconvenience of facing elections. Their personal careers appear to be more important than the future of the nation.

They are turning Malaysia into an international laughing stock.


YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah
Member of Parliament Gua Musang
31 Jln Langgak Golf
Kuala Lumpur