Shahril, in a statement on Facebook, said UMNO leaders must advocate the concept of collective responsibility in the face of failure, and Mr Ahmad Zahid must set an example of this by leading the process of taking responsibility for the defeat.
He said the UMNO president must also give all opportunities possible for other party leaders to make major decisions for UMNO.
Onn Hafiz, who is also Johor Chief Minister, said Ahmad Zahid must be magnanimous enough to vacate his position just like Najib.
“We all are aware that a Malay political tsunami has happened where the Malays have rejected UMNO. UMNO has fallen,” said Mr Onn Hafiz.
“Although it is a bitter pill to swallow, UMNO leaders, including myself, need to again listen to the voices of the people, which has been translated through their votes in yesterday’s polls.”
He noted that UMNO and BN only won nine parliamentary seats in Johor and lost all the seats contested in Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Melaka, Kelantan and Terengganu.