...to re-join Umno.
The signal seems to indicate Ezam Mohd Nor's impending re-entry into the party.
If this is true, then, there's no question that anything can happen in politics. Rather, in Umno.
Why, only last February (in 2007), Ezam denied speculations and rumour that he was re-joining Umno following his decision to step down as Parti Keadilan Rakyat Selangor deputy chairman and Shah Alam division chief. He was also PKR Youth chief.
(Ezam who left Umno after former DPM and Umno deputy president Anwar Ibrahim was sacked from the government and the party, is head of GERAK, the Movement for Democracy and Anti-Corruption he founded in 2005.)
Ezam who was Anwar's confidant and right-hand man quashed rumours of his soured relations with (the other Anwar's right-hand man) PKR vice-president Azmin Ali.
Ezam also dismissed rumours of relations with Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin.
He was quoted as saying (in 2007):
"People love to speculate [...] and there must be some mischievous people in the party out to discredit me.
“But it (the allegations) is very illogical. If you want to join Umno, you should go for the highest post in the party (PKR). That way you can have more bargaining power before crossing over".
And on rumours of his re-joining Umno (in 2007), he had remarked:
"Secondly, over the past few months as Gerak chair, I have been repeatedly lodging police reports against the Umno president [...] how can he accept me as a member? I think the speculation of me joining Umno should not arise at all.”
Okay. This is 2008. We're done with the general election.
Ezam has to move on.
Can't see him doing so in PKR. Wounds are deep.
Back in Umno, to welcoming arms?
Let's wait and see. Stranger things have happened.
Meanwhile, Umno Youth chief Hishamuddin Hussein has something to say H E R E.