The crisis within UMNO plunges deeper into misery when Tun Dr. Mahathir announces that he quits UMNO. However, Tun said that he will rejoin UMNO if Abdullah resigns as the nation’s Prime Minister. I never thought I live to see the day Tun (whose UMNO number is 000001) abandons UMNO. I thought of the prologue at the beginning of Act 1, Romeo & Juliet’s play –
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
Whole misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love,
And the continuance of their parents’ rage,
Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend.