Friday, 27 June 2008

Will he go for the Umno No. 1 post?

Well, not for now. The deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who’s also Umno no. 2 man says “there’s time yet” and yes, he has not decided whether to contest the Umno presidency in the party elections in December.

"I will make the decision when the time comes, there is still time," he told reporters after attending the Barisan Nasional (BN) Supreme Council meeting, here Thursday night.

Najib, who’s fiercely loyal to Umno president Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi has in the past reiterated his stand: He’d not challenge the PM for the no 1 post in the party.

Asked by reporters whether he would contest if he were to receive enough nominations from the Umno divisions, said it was not the time yet for him to make the announcement.

I guess, he doesn’t need to, does he, if they both stick to their agreement that the leadership change would be done at the right and best time. (read here).

Under the Umno regulations, the candidate for the presidency must obtain nominations from at least 30 per cent of the total Umno divisions in the country.

Meanwhile, Umno president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Umno Thursday decided to allow application for membership to be made online while subscriptions could be paid via the short messaging service (SMS).

He said this was decided at the Umno Supreme Council (MT) meeting which lasted more than four-and-a-half hours at the party headquarters at Menara Dato' Onn, here Thursday.

(Source: Bernama. Read HERE)

Read also A voice's Adakah Najib memberi Isyarat? HERE


Anonymous said...

I dont think he will. No not Najib. Too much at stake.

After all, Pak Lah has just recently come to his defense. That is more than he coud ask for from the boss.

Neber mind. he'll wait. Sampai bila pun he wont go against Pak Lah.

Mark my word.

Hi&Lo said...

Could Najib pull an Anwar stunt when the latter pulled the rug under Ghaffar Baba?

Will Najib be better or worse than Pak Lah?

Very depressing juggling the probabilities and possiblities, even without Raja Petra.

Wakmasnoor said...

I guess, Najib WILL HAVE TO.

IF hes not doing it, someone else will. And if thats the case, he too could well be challenged then.

So the choice is to go for broke and hope for the best.