JOHOR BARU: The delay in the Umno annual general assembly may be an indication that Umno president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will not be defending his post.
“If I am not mistaken, this indicates that the president has no intention of defending the position,” said Tun Musa Hitam.
He said this when asked to comment on the postponement of the Umno annual general assembly from December to March.
“I believe the decision was made after they (the supreme council) had reached an agreement at the meeting,” he said referring to the party supreme council meeting on Sept 26.
The former deputy prime minister said the period between December and March could see changes in the party to ensure the annual general assembly and transition of power is carried out smoothly.
“I believe the delay can help calm the unrest among members until the election in March,” he said adding that the unrest was particularly strong during the Permatang Pauh by-election.
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Malaysia Star, Malaysia