Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Paklah rides into the sunset...

Finally 2010 transition plan is now officially off (then again, it's another good 5 months lah jugak!)

PM to quit in march

The Malaysian Insider

KUALALUMPUR, Oct 8 - Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has decided not to defend his Umno president post and will quit in March next year when the ruling party holds its annual general assembly.

Abdullah made the announcement at the BN supreme council meeting in Putra World Trade Centre today, telling the leaders of the 13 component parties that he would be stepping down as prime minister in five months.

As the prime minister was briefing BN leaders on the power transfer plan, scores of Abdullah’s supporters gathered outside the PWTC building to urge him to stay on.

Read also Malaysiakini's report on the same here and APANAMA's Bye Bye Badawi..

....they say in politics, a week is already a long time. Now, what about 5 months? Enough time for the UMNO warlords (& the not-so-warlords) to go for each others throat, no?

Updated 10.45pm

Che Det is happy with paklah's decision but...

“Of course, I am very happy for Umno, not for myself, because the party can rebuild itself. But it will not be able to restore the full confidence of the people in itself as a lot of its supporters, who voted for the Opposition, may want to continue working for them."

I think it’s better for him to step down now, rather than wait until March. This is because he will still be some kind of obstruction as he is not yet giving (Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri) Najib Tun Razak the full authority to rehabilitate the party,” he said in response to Abdullah’s announcement on Wednesday. Read more here.


Piggy Singh said...

Salam Tuan Lawyer,

Will Dollah be a lone ranger, I guess nobody wants to invite him for majlis berbuka puasa next year, as he has thus far proven to be an embarassment to the nation.

It is also not easy not place Khairy in the picture when Najib holds the power. Perhaps Khairy will be hiding in Singapore, or selling nasi kandar in Perth.

Definitely there will be another turmoil in UMNO as no 2 post will be vacant. I have my own candidate, Annuar Musa. He's got nothing to lose, though morally he has sold his soul. And under the new regime, there's possibility his PPRT case will be reopened. Thus Annuar's got to hold to the power, so that things will be kept silently under the table.

The next 5 months will be the longest years.


Zubli Zainordin said...

Someone told me there is a 5 months minus 2 holidaying before the term ends.

So 3?

Lawyer Kampung said...

Bro Zubli, heard & read about it too. Maybe not in body but in spirit the 2 months still counts. After all plus-minus everything, he will still be our PM until March 2009 ;-) Lagipun lama dah juga paklah bercuti pun selama ini since 2004, and throughout that period the negative impacts were felt by the nation, still ...hahaha

Bro Piggy Singh, actually I do feel for paklah...hahaha. For me, it's not him personally, it's just his leadership & the "advisors" that he kept that I tend to disagree. As for the jostling for position for no.2, I believe there's more than meets the eye regarding the same. We shall know all about that in due time. ;-)

mamasita said...

The only difference between Paklah and Dato Najib is that the latter is younger and handsomer.Leadership qualities?Hopefully Dato'Najib can do better..entahlah!He has so many skeletons in the cupboard.Jangan bukak that Pendora's cupboard sudah!

Lawyer Kampung said...

Itulah dianya mamasita. :-) Time will tell. But I guess you & the hubby knows Najib better than most of us here. Pandora "Cupboard"? That many skeletons, eh? hahaha

Zubli Zainordin said...


Ye tak ye jugak. Macam bercuti sambil kerja dan bekerja sambil cuti!!!

Syok Ooo jadi PM.

Satu permintaan dari saya, boleh alih dak gambar koboi tu supaya the sunset shines, tidak membakar di situ.

Lawyer Kampung said...

hahaha.. saya sendiri pun tak perasan where the sun shines at dalam gambar tu! Bro Zubli, anda memang peka. ;-)

Zubli Zainordin said...


Mungkin peka, itu betul.

Namun, dari pemerhatian, bila kepanasan, mangsa pertama yang kena humban ialah the Rider.

Untuk keterangan lanjut rujuk Egg di sini:

Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Goodbye to an unrealized Bao Gong redux

“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold, but so does a hard-boiled egg.”

That’s the story of AAB.

Ada lagi kat sini:

Khuatirnya tak sempat 9 Mac 2009, dah kena humban.


Just kidding actually, harap Lawyer Kampung boleh melawak lebih sedikit dari Lawyer Bandar.


Lawyer Kampung said...

No problem bro Zubli :-)