The Bukit Bendera UMNO leader is just a symptom of an underlying disease. If the disease is not cured, whatever action taken against this leader would only defer the ultimate flare-up of the illness.
There will be many many more people in the mould of this leader.
To cure this disease, the various component parties have to disband and adopt a multiracial platform. In such an instance, when an aspiring leader needs to get the support of an expanded multiracial membership to move up the hierachy of the party, he cannot use race as a campaigning tool ; and only then can racial rhetoric be removed. Once racial rhetoric is removed, there is a good chance that the people will move toward true unity.
At the moment, race issues are hijacked by certain unscrupulous race-based politicians to move up in their respective race-based parties, and that has resulted in never ending racial tension and potential racial conflict.
Whatever action taken against the likes of Ahamd Ismail will at best be cosmetic and will not really cure the underlying disease of hijacking race as political chips.
But, looking at the BN leadership, do they have the will to disband and become one???