Monday, September 29, 2008
Early nominations for Najib-Muyhiddin
The nominations for the top positions in the Umno polls starts from Oct 9 but two divisions have served early notices - their pick is Najib Tun Razak and Muhyiddin Yassin for president and deputy president respectively. The two divisions, Cheras and Titiwangsa, said the two would be nominated when their divisions meet. It is important to note that Cheras chief Syed Ali Alhabshee and Suleiman Mohamed have retained their division chiefs post unopposed. So with their grip on their divisions, it is certain that their choices would pull through. A similar trend is ecpected when the 191 divisions begin their meeting until end of Oct. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has said that he would announce his decision on his political plans on Oct 9. But it is unlikely that Pak Lah would want to stay on as he has said the leadership transition would be earlier than 2010. lt also be interesting to see how many nominations Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah can pick up if he intends to take on the presidency post.