breaking story !!!
Dewan Rakyat Speaker to quit Umno position. Veteran Sabahan politician Pandikar Amin Mulia, the Dewan Rakyat Speaker, is said to have tendered his resignation as the Umno division chief for Kota Marudu. Pandikar Amin is said to have told some people from his Bahagian that in order to serve as the Speaker for the Dewan Rakyat, and NOT the Speaker for Umno, he would have to resign from holding any post in Umno.
His action will obviously be linked to Anwar Ibrahim's relentless efforts to get 30 or so Umno MPs from Sabah to cross over to Pakatan Rakyat in order to for the Opposition to form a Government with a simple majority in Parliament, and in order to fullfil his dream of becoming the Prime Minister.
Pandikar Amin was sworn in as the 12th Parliament Speaker on April 28. His name was proposed by Prime Minsiter Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Speaker quits Umno post
At 4:46 pm