These evening an SMS came in to notify of a staggering revelation press conference at One World Hotel, Bandar Utama at 1 pm Tuesday March 3rd.
Only last Sunday, this blogger came across a strange revealation. Pak Lah's last day is supposed to be on March 31st and Najib should assume Prime Ministership on April 1st. One staff from Jabatan Perdana Menteri met could not confirm his last day on the job.
But that suspicion was short-lived. Pak Lah made a statement late Sunday afternoon itself to announce power transition is as planned. The story of unity Government proposed by Haji Hadi could be dismissed and Rafidah reportedly did so.
However, Pak Lah had not mentioned of any specific date. Words are PM Department is trying to arrange the swearing at the Istana for April 15th but had bring forward the scheduled swearing in to April 5th, two days before the triple by-election on April 7th.
Then Monday, PM Department announced the appointment of Dato Abdullah Mohd Zin, former Minister in-charge of religous affair as Adviser for Religous Affair to PM.
This got political pundits wondering all evening. Why would the PM with less than a month left be announcing a new appointment? A safe assumption is that it is at the request of incoming PM, Najib.
The press conference Tuesday will be a curious one.
It is a PC by a group of UMNO leaders led by Dato Kadar Shah, who made a ACA (now MACC) report on outgoing PM for "money politics" last year. Kadar is seen as aligned to Tengku Razaleigh.
Sources informed that the press conference is to announce their move to seek a court injunction to delay the 2009 UMNO General Assembly and party election till all the reportedly more than 1,000 complain made to the party's Disciplinary Committee is attended to. The UMNO GA is scheduled for end of this month for the 24th-28th.
Only few months ago, a complainant who brought his issue to court was sacked by the party as per the party constitution. Are these leaders risking themselves be sacked by the party?
This development is strange.
This group of UMNO leaders have been critical of Pak Lah. Are they now seeking for Pak Lah to remain and deny Najib the Prime Ministership post? Or are they doing it for Ku Li? Or perhaps a private effort of concerned UMNO members.
Do you call the Ghostbuster?
UMNO Secretary-general, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor was reported requesting MACC to investigate all allegations and charge anyone involved in money politics before March 24th GA. If a candidate was charged after being elected, it will cause a severe embarassment on the party to remove or suspend the person and leave the post vacant.
We shall await the press conference announcement for further revelation. Will this be a repeat of UMNO's past judicial encounter in 1988 or poll struggle of 1999?
* Updated: 9:20 AM