Oct 6, 2008

PM Abdullah to decide within two days


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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will announce his decision on whether he would defend the Umno presidency either tomorrow or by Wednesday.

The Prime Minister also said he hopes to convene a meeting of the Barisan Nasional supreme council on Wednesday to brief component party leaders on the revised power transition plan between him and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He told this to reporters after opening the International Advisory Biotechnology Panel Conference 2008 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here Monday.

On Sept 26, the Umno supreme council postponed its annual general assembly and supreme council elections to next March to facilitate the early transition of power.

Abdullah had also said then that he would decide by Oct 9 on whether to defend his Umno presidency.

"I have not announced any decision as far as this particular point is concerned. And I intend to do it before the division meetings begin," he said

He said this when asked if an "early transition" meant that he would not be contesting in the party elections.


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