Monday, September 15, 2008

Cracks in UMNO

Muhyiddin Yasin, the Minister of International Trade & Industry, has called upon Abdullah Badawi, the Prime Minister, to hasten the transfer of power to someone else instead of waiting for 2010 to effect his Succession Plan. Abdullah has retorted that he would stick to the original plan and it was improper for Muhyiddin to raise the issue now after it has been endorsed by UMNO Supreme Council. Najib Abdul Razak, the heir-apparent, has advocated that the succession plan should be decided by grassroot members of UMNO inferring that he is NOT fully committed to such plan. Tengku Razaleigh, a former cabinet member, pointed out that there was no legal provisions under the UMNO Constitution to deal with leadership succession plan. Zaid Ibrahim, the apparent Law Minister, has challenged Abdullah on the recent use of the Internal Security Act to detain journalists and politicians without trial. Both Muhyiddin and Zaid have indicated that they are ready to face the music for what they have advocated against Abdullah.
Are these events supposed to be the preamble to the much-anticipated political crossovers of BN MPs to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) tomorrow ?



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