Updates: 4.17pm - Ku Li says he is staying back to fight Pak Lah
Updates: 3.54pm - Former Umno sec-gen Tan Sri Sanusi Junid has quit too.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad has announced he has quit Umno and has asked other party members to follow suit. The former premier stunned his listeners at a gathering in Kedah today, where Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah is scheduled to speak at a another function next. Dr Mahathir's dramatic decision is regarded as the latest move by him to pressure Abdullah Ahmad to step down as Umno president and Prime Minister. The announcement came a day after Dr Mahathir told Umno members in Johor that they should Pak Lah straight in his face that he should quit. Dr Mahathir, who headed Umno for 22 years, said he would only return to Umno after Pak Lah has quit. But he has also told his listeners not to join another party. His loyalists particularly the veterans could joined in. Just hours after his announcement, former Kedah MB Tan Sri Sanusi Junid said he would followed suit. Other veterans said they were shocked. But minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi welcome the decision while Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir declined to comment on his move. Stay tuned.