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.
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.