Posted by kasee
Thursday, 27 March 2008
(The Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 – Several Umno division chiefs had a lunch with Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah this afternoon and during that lunch they urged him to challenge Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi for the Number 1 position in the Umno hierarchy. Traditionally, the party chief becomes the Prime Minister.
They also told former finance minister and party elder Razaleigh they would move to throw out the rule that no fewer than 60 divisions must nominate any contender to the Umno president’s post. This would remove perhaps the main obstacle to Razaleigh, also known as Ku Li, mounting a challenge for the presidency, which he has already said he would do.
Among those who were at the lunch were the former Penang deputy chief minister Datuk Dr Ibrahim Saad and former Tourism Minister Datuk Kadir Sheikh Fadzir.