Home > News > Nation
Thursday May 8, 2014 MYT 1:58:00 PM
Thursday May 8, 2014 MYT 2:10:21 PM
by tashny sukumaran
The group of veterans outside Ambiga's home in May 2012
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans president Mohd Ali Baharom of “butt exercise” fame has announced his resignation from Umno due to issues with the party’s leadership.
Mohd Ali, who made headlines after leading a group of veterans in doing “butt exercises” in front of Bersih founder Datuk S Ambiga’s house in 2012, made the announcement on Facebook late Tuesday night.
“Umno leadership is ruining Malays, in Islam we must reject such doings,” he said.
“I sometimes consider restoring the strength of Umno but those in power split the strength of Umno members because they do not support victory.”
However, Mohd Ali underlined his firm support for the Barisan Nasional.
“Farewell Umno, but I vote BN,” he said.
In May 2012, about 15 ex-servicemen led by Mohd Ali were seen stretching and shaking their buttocks in front of Ambiga’s house.
Ambiga proceeded to come out of her house and graciously told them: “I’m happy you had a good exercise” before offering the group isotonic drinks.
Tags / Keywords:
Mohd Ali Baharom, butt exercise, Ambiga, Bersih, Umno
Injecting new blood into the struggle
Nip religious extremism in the bud, says church leader
Daily summonses for illegal pyrolysis operators, says Mah
Traders gear up for roaring business during Cup final
College student charged with murdering older sister
Indonesian Nirmala wins civil suit against former boss
Muhammad Shafee: Former aide did not fabricate lies over sodomy incident By M. MAGESWARI
Di Matteo delight as Huntelaar earns Schalke victory
Explosive derby on the cards
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)