“He’s more afraid of Singapore than Umno members,” the former premier told a crowd of 300 supporters who had gathered to welcome him back from a week-long overseas trip. Full report by Syed Jaymal Zahiid from Malaysiakini at http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/83527
Our view…. When Former Umno president Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that he was quitting Umno on 18th May 2008 he thought there would be a snowballing effect from his former colleagues and also a domino effect with mass resignations.He has been very persistant and urged UMNO members to emulate him.
Now his strategy is to use Malaysia’s lost in the sovereignty of Pulau Batu Puteh whose ownership was given to Singapore by the International Court of Justice. Seems Mahathir will not stop pushing in his agenda till Abdullah gives way and steps down.
Just as we thought, Muhyiddin does not want to be left behind and outpaced he said: “There is a need for the (succession) plan to be put in place now rather than later.The prime minister has mentioned that Najib is his successor.But the question people are asking is, when? I cannot answer that as he was interviewed by Reuters. The turmoil in UMNO is heading for self destruction if all the leaders keeps on attacking the Prime Minister who returns from Japan tonight.
Surely,Abdullah will have the final say as he battles to safe his term in office. The next couple of days we will see more interesting developments.Is “Snap Federal Elections” in the offing as an alternative before he even faces the “Vote of No Confidence.” There is price for all this. PM knows what is already coming…