I UNDERSTAND that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who announced his decision to quit Umno on Monday, will be in Tokyo to attend an economic conference, the same one which will be attended by Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
The former PM and his chosen successor will be in the Land of the Rising Sun sometime this week. I heard that both will address the annual Nikkei Conference, held to enable Japanese and foreign leaders to share views with businessmen and other prominent people on various topics.
I'm not sure if the two will share the same stage at the same time. Heck, I'm not even sure if the two would actually meet while attending the same conference. But I do recall that they did meet when they were in Tokyo at the same time a couple of years ago.
Knowing the Japanese, who never ever like surprises, they will be very mindful about the protocol involving the two. Let's see if the media covering the event will have any interesting items pertaining to the running feud between the two.