Thursday, October 9, 2008

What's next after Abdulah's quit notice?

WHAT'S next? After Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi made his announcement yesterday, the political bandwagon continues. After lunch today, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak is scheduled to declare that he's ready to accept nominations for the Umno president's post.

This will be followed by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is expected to declare that he is ready to be nominated for the number two post. Najib and Muhyiddin is expected to garner substantial number of nominations as divisional meetings start today.

Machang and Kimanis are the first two divisions to hold their AGMs today. Tumpat, Besut and Kuala Kangsar will have theirs tomorrow. Checks with some Umno grassroot leaders indicate that Najib and Muhyiddin are expected to be nominated to the top two posts.

Another aspirant, Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, will probably be nominated to contest for deputy presidnt's post when his Bagan Datoh division have its AGM on Sunday. Altogether, six divisions in Perak will have their AGMs on Sunday.

If Zahid is to have any chance of getting the required 58 nominations to be eligible to contest, he must get all six to back him. Anything less may make it extremely difficult for him.

In the Federal Territory, Cheras's Datuk Syed Ali Alhabshee's division is expected to go for the Najib-Muhyidin combination. Syed Ali had already made known his division's interest last month.

Muhyiddin's division, Pagoh, will also meet this Sunday. It's a given that Pagoh will opt for Najib as president and the Pagoh MP for deputy.

There's also talk of Muhyiddin's so-called partnership with Gua Musang MP and presidential aspirant, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah. But Muhyiddin told his boys and ground troops that there's no such thing.

Abdullah's announcement would not necessarily stop divisions from nominating him. There could be one or two divisions who may want to nominate him for whatever reasons, including a show of defiance against those who Abdullah's supporters view as
having plotted for his downfall.

By end of Sunday, we will have got nominations from 34 divisions. Sabah have seven divisions meeting, Selangor two, Penang two, Malacca one, Johor five and Negri Sembilan two.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hebat Datuk. Hebat!!

pancaroba said...

Najib-Muhyiddin pact is more likely rather than Ku Li-Muhyiddin pact.

but like the blog here says,qutting doesnt necessarily means that the divisions couldn't or wouldn't nominating Abdullah.and dont be suprise if Abdullah succedeed in getting more than 2/3 nominations.

youth attack said...

"For a start media freedom will be curtailed, government parliamentarian will toe the line and will not represent the people. Corporate business will again come to the lime light. The welfare of the farmers and the various agriculture incentives will have its natural death. For one, the glamour of goat farming will be over." - the things that might happen once Pak Lah quit his job.originally taken from drrafick - Rights 2 Write

Anonymous said...

Tok Mat,

Pasangan Najib/Muhyiddin nampak jelas dan terbaik buat masa ini.
Tapi jangan lupa Ku Li masih dalam perlumbaan. silap-silap hari Ku Li akan dapat 60 percalonan bagi kerusi Presiden. Pasangan Gua Musang/Pagoh is still ok.
Secara ihklas saya katakan Mad Tyson, Zahid, Ali, Jazlan dan Rais bukanlah material Timbalan Perdana Menteri. Why?

1. Zahid, Ali dan Mad Tyson masih tahap politik UMNO kampung. Mereka tidak mampu lagi bersuara bukan peringkat global malah peringkat ASEAN.
2. Rais pandai cakap tetapi tak serupa bikin.
3.Jazlan perlu sekurang-kurang pendedahan peringkat MT dahulu untuk menonjolkan diri bagi memikat hati perwakilan.

UMNO jika mahu terus relevan, perlulah berani dan sanggup membuat perubahan yang drastik selaras dengan perkembangan politik universal.Tag line UMNO demi kepentingan orang Melayu tidak lagi penting
yang penting UMNO perlu mempasti Malaysia sebuah negara berbilangkan kaum, agama dan budaya yang amal damai, kukuh ekonominya, makmurkan rakyatnya tanpa mengira bangsa dan agama. UMNO sebagai tunggang BN mahu tidak mahu berani dan bersuara lantang mempertahankan kontrak sosial yang dipersetujui bersama semasa memperjuangkan kemerdekaan.

ChengHo said...

most likely scenerio;

president: Najib
Deputy President: Muhyiddin
VP : Rais Yatim , Rahim Tambychik ,Isa Samad

anyone for Rafidah?

Ali said...

Najib-Muhyiddin pact vs Ku Li and others. The first pact would certainly garner more nominations and subsequently win the 'race' and become the PM and DPM respectively.

If KJ and family members were always mention as the real string pullers in running the country, hopefully that amazon won't be another string puller when Dollah leave Sri Perdana. Please be like Tun Asmah Mohd Ali...never interfere with the husband's job. Sendiri mau ingatlah

Ahmad A Talib said...

Sdra/i Pistolair,

terima kasih atas komen yang diberi. Tetapi saya tidak dapat menyiarkannya kerana ia mengandungi tuduhan yang lebih kepada 'hearsay' atau 'cakap-cakap' yang belum tentu kesahihannya. Salam.

Megat Dewa said...

Salam Dato'

Diharapkan siapa sahaja yang menang sebagai Presiden UMNO dan jika diizinkan Allah menjadi PM Malaysia untuk gantikan AAB Al-Tiduri hendaklah ambil ingatan bahawa HANYA BELIAU dipilih untuk menerajui negara BUKAN ISTERI atau KAUM KERABAT dan SAHABAT2nya untuk menjadi sudu yang lebih dari kuahnya.

Saya nak kongsi satu berita sahih dengan Dato' bahawa tidak lama dahulu telah diadakan satu perjumpaan antara pemimpin pemuda UMNO dengan pemimpin pemuda Golkar di zaman Soeharto dulu di suatu bandar terkenal di Indonesia. Diringkaskan cerita isteri pemimpin kanan UMNO ini juga turut serta dalam rombongan dan beliau naik angin bila tuan rumah tidak menjemputnya ke atas pentas bersama suaminya. Tuan rumah memang tidak menyediakan kerusi untuk isteri sebab ini majlis parti dan kerusi untuk dipenuhi oleh penjawat2 dalam UMNO dan Golkar sahaja.

Mesej cerita ini ialah ada isteri (dan kaum kerabat serta sahabat handai)yang memang nak jadi penyibuk dan nak tumpang sekaki dalam menentukan pentadbiran yang sepatutnya dikendalikan oleh si suami sahaja (atau isteri sahaja sebab ada isteri yang menonjol dalam politik).