Umno has accepted former PKR Youth leader Ezam Mohd Nor into the party. The Prime Minister who met Ezam at Parliament at 3pm has just told the media that he welcomed Ezam into the party but said he would not be given any special posts, according to an SMS alert from The Star. (See also Star Online update) There has been talk that Ezam would be made a Senator but it is unlikely to happen. At least, in the near future. Ezam is likely to channel his energy to reform Umno. Ezam, a one time confidante of Anwar Ibrahim, is said to have left PKR after a bitter feud with Azmin Ali.
After quitting PKR, Ezam made the fight against corruption as his political platform, landing himself into trouble with the authorities numerous times. It would be interesting to see how he intend to continue his struggle in Umno if he is serious about fighting corruption. Is it a mission impossible for him? What kind of role is he expected to play or can he play?