Feb 25, 2009
Will Prime Minister and UMNO/BN President Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi quitting in March 2009? Since he would not be defending the UMNO President's post, paving the way for the Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to contest and to succeed him, then I think its acceptable.
With UMNO election just around the corner, many UMNO leaders are vying for the UMNO Deputy President position after the report that PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who is UMNO President decided whether he will not retain his presidency. Rumours among UMNO leaders are that Datuk Seri Abdullah was under tremendous pressure to 'leave' since the failures in March 8 general elections, recent by-elections and on the status of the countries weak economy and administration.
The chances for leaders from UMNO to win the Deputy President Post are extremely open widely now. Since it is tradition that the Deputy President would assume the position of Deputy Prime Minister, if there is a vacancy, the list of candidates are many, since UMNO leaders are in the race to fulfill their political ambitions.
UMNO divisional elections already started on October 9 while the general assembly will meet in March 2009. Hope if new group of leadership formed in UMNO elections next year, they will lead the Party specifically and Malaysia generally to a better democracy rule and a greater future definitely.