Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has decided not to defend his post as UMNO president and will quit in March 2009 when UMNO meets at its annual general assembly.
He announced this to leaders of the 13 BN component political parties this afternoon, 8th October 2008.
Abdullah who has been under intense pressure to resign from both within is own party, and from component parties if the BN coalition, as well as from opposition parties, will step aside in under five months time.
He has been seen as weak, ineffective, indecisive, and something of a lame duck PM during the past months.
Abdullah will have been the shortest lived PM in Malaysia's history.
Now the big question is who will be the next PM, let us hope it is not Najib Razak!!!!
The BBC news stories HERE
Dum excusare credis, accusas
When you believe you are excusing yourself, you are accusing yourself