Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Najib: Members free to decide on leader


Wanita Umno is free to decide on its leadership, party deputy president Datuk Seri Najib Razak said.

“I respect their decision and whatever it is, I am sure they have considered all factors.

“I don’t interfere. They came up with the decision and who am I to say otherwise,” he said after launching the National Sports Convention at the Putra World Trade Centre here yesterday.

Asked about possible dissent against the transition plan, which was reaffirmed by the Wanita executive council on Monday, Najib said it was normal to expect as much.

“Any decision is sure to spark different opinions. Politics is never 100 per cent (certain).
“Whatever we do, there will be conflicting points of view but we must find the best solutions for specific situations.”

Wanita Umno endorsed the transition plan after a heated four-hour meeting at the party’s headquarters here on Monday. Current head Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz will hand over the post to her deputy Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in June.

source: Najib: Members free to decide on leader
New Straits Times, Malaysia