Mahathir is Back! (For the 2nd time)
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has officially applied to become a member of Umno for the 2nd time and party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak welcomed it saying that it would help strengthen the party.
The simple ceremony was held at the Sri Satria, Putrajaya. The ceremony also saw Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and son, Datuk Mokhzani submitting their Umno membership application forms.
Dr Mahathir and Dr Siti Hasmah would get to keep their old membership number which was 000001 and 000002 respectively.
Dr Mahathir had resigned from Umno in May last year, saying he had lost confidence in the party which he had led for 22 years.
Previously, Dr Mahathir was expelled from Umno in 1969 during the era of first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman for having criticised the party leadership. In 1972, Tun Razak had welcomed Dr Mahathir's return to Umno.
It seems that he has rejoined Umno previously during the era of Tun Abdul Razak Hussein and rejoining now during the era of Tun Razak's son, DS Najib.
Interesting fact... coincidence or intentional??