Saturday, 1 November 2008

Umno AGM to be held from March 24-28...

...this was decided by the Supreme Council, said party president Datuk Abdullah Ahmad Badawi after its meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre on Friday.

The party elections will also be held during that time ending speculations that it might be brought forward to December this year, as was originally scheduled.

Speaking to reporters after a three-hour council meeting, Abdullah said: "The decision has been made long ago.”

On the handover of power to Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who continues to take the lead for Umno president post with a total of 78 nominations as of last week end and unlikely to be challenged - Abdullah said it would take place after the party polls.

“You have got to give it a few days to sort things out." He said.

He also said that among the topics discussed at the were those involving campaigning, lobbying and money politics in the impending polls.

Abdullah, who is also prime minister, revealed that agents, campaign managers nd vote canvassers have been found staying in hotels around Kuala Lumpur.

“We have sent out observers to spot them. I am warning them to go home or stern actions will be taken against them.”

He also warned candidates against using “either directly or indirectly” overnment machineries for campaign purposes and not to spread lies through short messaging service (SMS). – extracts from Malaysiakini. For full report. go here and The Star report, here.

3 comments:

Zawi said...

Kak Ton,
The PM could do anything now since he has nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking action on those who refuse to toe the line. In other words he doesn't have to take popular action just to be good in the eyes of the delegates to secure a position for himself. That will be good for UMNO and also for the nation.

Anonymous said...

"On the handover of power to Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak...Abdullah said it would take place after the party polls.

“You have got to give it a few days to sort things out." He said.

He has 4 months to "sort things out" from Dec 2008-March 2009."

Isnt that enough time?

Unless he has "other things" - if you know what I mean - which couldnt be sorted out by then.

ChengHo said...

from tonight Najib already de facto President of UMNO so what AAB waiting for OR what Najib waiting for?