Umno General Assembly Postponed To March, Says PM. Will Decide By October 9 On Defending His Post
Abdullah, who chaired a special Umno supreme council meeting here Friday morning, however, said that the Umno divisional elections would go an as scheduled from Oct 9 to Nov 9.
The Umno division general assembly was earlier slated for Dec 16 to 20.
Pak Lah also added that the 2010 handover deadline is no longer firm and that he will decide before October 9 if he will defend the Umno president's post.
The meeting at the PWTC centred on the issue of the transition of power between party president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his deputy Najib.
It was speculated that the meeting would discuss an early transition plan and the the possibility of party polls being postponed to June.
It's obvious that some sort of compromise has been achieved and the details of what exactly transpired at the meeting would be out soon. But the initial feeling is that Pak Lah is being clearly shown the door and elbowed out of office