The Umno general assembly begins next week. Najib Tun Razak has already won the party presidency unopposed and once the meeting is over, he would be the country's sixth Prime Minister. But until now, there is no official announcement on when the Prime Minister would make way for Najib.
The Cabinet which met on Friday was not told of any date. Like everyone else, they are also guessing but the most speculated date is April 2. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib are expected to meet the King the same day. Najib is expected to be sworn in as new PM the next day. A new Cabinet new line up can be expected soon.
The belief is that Abdullah would use the Umno general assembly as a platform to announce his exit date. His final speech as Umno president would surely be closely followed.