He then pointed at the stunned delegates and added: “All of you can leave. Either today or tomorrow. Why wait until the general election? What’s there to wait for?”
Malaysiakini Ali Rustam: PPP can leave BN - now
These are the results of the 2004 GE by component party taken from Wikipedia
What Ali Rustam said to PPP, he could also say that about any component party in BN. Without MCA/MIC/Gerakan, UMNO will still have the 2/3 majority required in Parliament.
And not just any single component party, he could address it to anyone who tries to gang up and threaten UMNO collectively.
This is how big and powerful the UMNO monster is.
RPK has this to say about Ali Rustam
Ali Rustam seems to feel that Umno ruled Malaysia for 50 years without any help or support from the non-Malays and they can continue to do so another 50 years without any problems. Of late Ali Rustam has been demonstrating his contempt for the non-Malays. His move to kill the pigs in Melaka and drive the Chinese pig farmers out of business is one case in point. He boasted to all and sundry that he wants to show the Chinese that he is the boss, something his predecessors were not able to and did not dare do. The pig farmers and their family and friends command a lot of votes and it is better that the government leaves them alone. All the Chief Ministers before this adopted this policy but Ali Rustam wanted to show them that he decides and he calls the shots. And this is what he told the PPP convention that 15 October, “I decide.”and a lot more. Read it here