Is his political career, Malaysia’s Deputy PM signed too many contracts, agreement, official letters, MOUs and lots of other things including his marriage certificate I think. If you asked him how many did he signed in his life or in the last month, heck I don’t think he can count it or give you an answer on the spot.
I’m only want to set things straight. I don’t care how many he did sign in the past but there’s one thing I know for sure. He definitely need to get an agreement paper signed and sealed. What’s the agreement is all about. Have you heard of gentleman’s agreement? You can look it up in Wikipedia if you want.
Need to have an example on gentleman’s agreement? Let me quote you something from a while back.
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said there was no gentleman’s agreement between him and his predecessor Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that he (Abdullah) be prime minister only for a term.
“No such thing,” the Prime Minister told reporters yesterday after he launched Pavilion, the latest upmarket shopping mall here.
Asked why he thought Dr Mahathir felt that there was such an agreement, he said, “Each person has his own views.”
When reporters pressed him further on the so-called gentleman’s agreement, Abdullah brushed it aside saying, “Why are you so interested in this? There was nothing.”
Three days ago, the former prime minister had claimed that he had a gentleman’s agreement when he handed over power to Abdullah in 2003, that the latter would stay on for one term only and subsequently pass over the mantle to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
More here on The Star.
Now Pak Lah’s giving Najib a gentleman’s agreement as his successor. Well..well..well…what we have here. It seems that Pak Lah is making promises to Najib which he claimed there was none between Tun Dr M when he was picked as the successor to him. Here’s some snippet from Bernama.
“I’m not going to stay on for years. Certainly not,” the prime minister told reporters after meeting Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders here.
Abdullah was asked whether he had a date in mind on when he would retire after having named Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as his successor.
The prime minister said Sunday Najib was his successor and that they had no problems between them.
On naming Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as his successor, Abdullah said in jest: “Of course.
Are you in doubt that you have to ask me again?” “Datuk Seri Najib understands me more than you can understand me. I am not going to stay on for years. Certainly not,” he added.
More here on the story at Bernama
I’m not sure what is his real motive in declaring that. Maybe he wanted to drag Najib in his tug-of-war with Tun Mahathir. Maybe he’s just saying that to raise support from Najib and his supporters in UMNO’s internal conflict and when the time comes, he will use his “trump card” on Najib to deny his rights on the top post in the Parliament and appoint someone else as the “heir of the throne”? We’ve seen this about a decade ago during Tun Dr. M’s administration when he sacked Anwar Ibrahim on various accusation and stuff(which I don’t want to go into details). This should be interesting to watch.
Maybe history is repeating itself? Let’s pray that we all going to get a very interesting ending to this saga.