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Even China communist party has to change albeit slowly to the voice in internet, Pak Lah’s warning to Najib on returning to Mahathirism is applauded.

Malaysian PM cautions UMNO against returning to authoritarian rule

By Channel NewsAsia’s Malaysia Bureau Chief Melissa Goh | Posted: 26 March 2009 2313 hrs

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s outgoing Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has warned the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) to reform or die.

Addressing the party’s general assembly for the last time as its leader, he said UMNO will be doomed if it reverts to its old ways of clipping the people’s freedom and silencing critics to stay in power.

Mr Abdullah has handed over the reins to his deputy Najib Razak, who by tradition, will become the country’s prime minister. However, no date has been set for Mr Najib to be sworn into office.

The Malaysian prime minister, who has been at the helm for five and a half years, cautioned the party against returning to the authoritarian rule under his predecessor, Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“If we revert to the old path, I believe we are choosing the wrong way, one […]