Deputy Prime Minister is not going out … of the country. Datuk Seri Najib has cancelled his official Middle East trip to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. He was scheduled to leave today.
Najib is staying back to ensure ‘political stability’, as recommended by senior Umno Supreme Council members after their historic meeting at Menara Dato’ Onn, Putra World Trade Centre last night.
The current tumultuous global economy and the fact that he was just appointed as Finance Minister just two days ago is another contributing factor to the cancellation of this trip.
The decision comes on the heels of a ‘tell-tale’ Supreme Council decision last night which urged Umno President and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to ‘Sack Himself’ before he is ‘Sacked by Umno members’.
Abdullah has been given time till October 9, 2008 to move OUT.
The Deputy Prime Minister’s next overseas engagement is the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Maybe the Oct 24 UNGA meeting in the famed American-city could be Najib’s first overseas assignment as acting Prime Minister of Malaysia.
We shall see, while we wait for the embattled Umno president’s actions and reactions.
p/s Sources from Putrajaya chirped that an audience with the DYMM Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and an emergency Cabinet meeting could precede an urgent implementation of the much talked about ‘Transition of Leadership’ from Abdullah to Datuk Seri Mohd.Najb Bin Tun Abdul Razak.
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