Former premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has called on Umno to be more proactive to meet current demands as opposed to transforming into a more aggressive political entity: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/281560
He also cautioned Umno delegates against stoking racial sentiments during the party’s annual general assembly.
In his latest blog posting, Abdullah, who is fondly known as Pak Lah, expressed concern that some felt Umno had extremist tendencies or was backing such groups.
"To me, this is very saddening and worrying. Perhaps, a handful agree and are attracted to extremist and aggressive views and rhetoric.
"But I believe that the majority of Malaysians want party leaders who truly understand their problems, they want a party which can find solutions to issues and problems," he said.