Update on 11 July: The fortune teller, too, says Najib Tun Razak could never be PM (The STAR):
Writing in his blog chedet.com, Dr Mahathir predicted that more accusations would be thrown at Najib to put him down until he would be deemed unfit to serve as Deputy Prime Minister.
Earlier, I asked: Is 2 years enough time to kill his rivals politically?
On one side, the Pakatan government plans to move a motion of no confidence against Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (Malaysiakini).
On the other hand, rumour mongers are saying that Abdullah will announce his succession plan this afternoon when he meet 900 UMNO division leaders in KL.
In any case, he is supposed to say he is resigning in June 2010?
Ah, things can happen in a day. What about 2 years?
Read pro-Abdullah’s online newspaper Malaysian Insider ‘exclusive’ story:
He is likely to announce the transfer of power date to Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak at a gathering for Umno officials today, a move aimed at reducing the level of political uncertainty in the country and the expected jostling for senior positions ahead of party elections in December.
His decision to set a specific date of departure will have repercussions on the party elections, with him and Najib likely to be returned unopposed as the No 1 and No. 2 in the party. This will almost certainly end Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah’s valiant attempt to win the 58 nominations required to contest the party president’s position.