As Mr Badawi starts his campaign to buy two more years as Umno President, the party's Muar division has passed a motion to abolish a quota system for the election of key posts in the party, including the Presidency. Read here.
Muar is expected to still nominate Najib for the No 1 post and Muhyiddin as the No 2, despite the President's announcement that he had agreed to pass the presidency to Najib in June 2010.
If Muar is going to set a trend for other divisions, Abdullah Badawi will really have to maintain the same pace, he can't slow down, and in fact he'll have to do more now ...
General July 13, 2008 09:22 AM
Power Transition Plan Expected To Strengthen Umno Solidarity, Says Abdullah
PUTRAJAYA, July 12 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Saturday the plan for transition of power he announced Friday was expected to strengthen Umno solidarity and the government's position in focusing on efforts to implement the promises made in the last general election.
The prime minister also said that as such, he and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would be able to concentrate on national development efforts, and in fact work even harder at that.
"I will maintain the same pace. I will not slow down. In fact, I have to do more now," he told the national news agency, Bernama, and RTM Radio in a special interview at Sri Perdana, the prime minister's official residence, here.