The decision was made earlier today in a special convening of UMNO Supreme Council meeting which according to a source, was to discuss the only and most priority and concerning subject of ‘Power Transition’ for the presidency post of UMNO. Although none of the crude details about the meeting were made public, it is believed the deliberations within the meeting were mostly about Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak taking over of UMNO and the process to strengthen and unite all sides in UMNO during that concerning period.
To some prominent UMNO supreme members and the most vocal in against the 2010 transitions, the postponement of the UMNO assembly to March next year, is a victory not just for a personal political principle and power, but more so for UMNO in re-branding era after the Barisan Nasional (BN) poorest showing in the 12th General Election. Their constant insertion and persuasion have made UMNO more liberate in the eyes of many and made history of sorts too.
Many may have believed that this is the end to all speculations and the accrued dateline of March 2009 is just a mere process of getting Najib into place and to allow Pak Lah ( PM Abdullah ) to stamp the usual respected and dignified practise of handing over the baton with a smile. But the truth is, much still depend on this upcoming unchanged event of UMNO Divisional meeting between October 9 and November 9.
They are too many perspectives and views now at the grassroots level since this latest announcement by Pak Lah and UMNO Supreme Council. There are many that don’t quite understand the logic behinds the postponement of the General Assembly. Some of them even argue the sensibility of promoting unity for UMNO when the longer the period of getting the Election or Assembly done, the bigger the speculations and games would surround them.
Transition or not, 2010 or not, UMNO grassroots leaders want affirmation and confirmation. They want to know whether Pak Lah is going to hand over to Najib or not. And they want to know when. These two subjects would put their questions over the postponement date of UMNO General Assembly, to rest. And subsequently, bring the much needed unity back into UMNO.
The postponement of UMNO General Assembly is a landmark and a beginning to something that should already end long ago. It’s a signal of something is about to come that has to do with Pak Lah and his deputy Najib. It’s a welcoming step to those who understand the play that coy behind the curtain before it falls when the show starts. But it’s a show that will yet again change if the audience (UMNO 191 Divisions) decides to stick to the old script and watch the old Broadway instead.
According to a source, an announcement will be made by Pak Lah in near time but not later than November 9. And this has to be none other than the issue of Power Transition. But the whole thing is without doubt, is in the hand of Pak Lah. Not one power within the UMNO Supreme Council can take away the mandate given to an elected UMNO President. They can suggest and talk as much as they want to the boss, but to get to the grill, they still have to purchase the meat at the election-mart which is the UMNO General Assembly.
The postponement is a clear fact that something big is on its way before March 2009 and the indication is due to come from the man himself before November 9.
More to come…