And may he fail this Acid test… (arabnews.com)
How does the Arabs know about this and some of us still don’t?
“Perhaps more worryingly for Prime Minister Badawi is his eroding position in UMNO, of which he is the current president. “Even if he wins the general election, there is a real danger that Paklah (the truncated pet name for the prime minister) may lose the UMNO leadership battle at the next party convention in November 2008. If that is the case, then he will be forced to resign as premier, and make way for the new president of UMNO,” explained a prominent UMNO insider”.
“Badawi’s main rival is the current UMNO Deputy President Najib Tun Abdul Razak, who is also the defense minister. Najib’s political pedigree could not be better. He is the son of the federation’s second prime minister, the much-loved Tun Abdul Razak, and has a much stronger grassroots support in UMNO than Badawi, the son of a prominent imam and considered to be an increasingly aloof and indecisive technocrat”.