Thursday, 25 September 2008

Umno's emergency meet tomorrow...

...on Power Transition.

A special Umno supreme council meeting will take place tomorrow morning amidst speculations that the party elections could be postponed to next year and the president might step down earlier than planned, reports Malaysiakini.

According to Umno information chief Muhammad Muhammad Taib, all members of the supreme council were informed of the meeting today.

When contacted, he said: "Yes, there will be a meeting tomorrow. I just received a call earlier today that a special supreme council meeting will be held tomorrow." Umno supreme council to hold emergency meet (Malaysiakini)

Umno sources told Malaysiakini that the meeting will possibly see further deliberation on party president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s power transition plan to his deputy Najib Abdul Razak.

Asked to confirm this, Muhammad said he was not informed about the agenda of the meeting.

"I am in the dark just as you. All I know is I received the phone call and was told to attend the meeting tomorrow morning," he added.

Meanwhile, Najib has also confirmed that a special supreme council meeting will be held tomorrow.

The party supreme council, which usually meet monthly, last met a week ago when a number of top leaders told Abdullah to quit earlier than he had originally planned.

The party leader was warned that he may not be able to get the 58 nominations needed to defend his post when Umno's 191 divisions begin their meetings on Oct 9.

Kuda Kepang's entry Mesyuarat Khas MT UMNO Esok Penuh Spekulasi Mengenai Kedudukan Abdullah... here
Rocky'sbru's Pak Lah's Insider here
Bernama's Early Power Transition Date? here
A Voice's Tapi kerana Khairy here


Anonymous said...

The MKT met last week and within a week going to meet again tomorrow.

Something's not looking good. Four MKT members already called for the handing over of power to be speeded up.

Now Rais has voiced out the same concern.

Najib & Pak Lah think Umno is a family concern without any regard for the grassroot.

mamasita said...

I don't think there will be a postponement on this year's party elections.That will indicate something is seriously wrong internally.I don't think that is the impression that the PM wants to give.Maybe the special meeting is to discuss intensive ways of rectifying the on-going problems within.
Then again- maybe nak discuss about Hari Raya?Maybe nak discuss bagi duit raya to all UMNO members?Hmmm..whatever!

Lee said...

AAB's Agonising (3)

I'm flabbergasted!
The Council have met and counsel
All have participated!
And I have already reconcile!

I'm flabbergasted!
As I have duly compromise
To what have been formulated!
When they gave their promise

I'm flabbergasted!
It is as if I have no feelings!
The "transition" is being tampered!
Should I continue to be forgiving?

I'm flabbergasted!
Am I or Am I not in control?
I'm getting a bit exhausted!
Perhaps, I should just say: "OK,I go!"

Sukj said...

Salam Kak Maria,

Esok Mesyuarat Khas atau 'Sumpah Khas'?

Anonymous said...

Pak Lah's afraid of his own shadow grapping to the last straws of power?

Pathetic, really pathetic.