The Sunday Star on page 2 quoted Abdullah as saying he would seek an audience with the Agong on Thursday to tell him of his intention to resign as PM.
“I hope that the official handover ceremony can be held on the same day,” he was quoted as saying.
The paper had an interesting correction today – on page 8:
In our report on Page 2 yesterday headlined “Abdullah to see King on April 2”, it has been pointed out that Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi did not state when the handover will take place.
What he said was: “I hope that the handover could be carried out as soon as possible.”
I guess the only thing we can say for sure now is that we do not know when the handover date is.
On Abdullah’s meeting with the Agong on 2 April, Mahathir was quoted on page 5 as saying:
This is what we will wait for. Today (Saturday) was just about the (Umno) president and the other part is for the prime minister. I hope it will be done.
Mahathir himself did not reveal when he would rejoin Umno.
Meanwhile, Bernama reports that Abdullah said the handover to Najib would happen in “due course”.
Just wait for that. Don’t ask me to say anything. All these things will happen in due course.
Abdullah, take your time. No hurry.