Abdullah will also decide whether or not he will defend his postion before the party's divisional level elections begin on Oct 9.
The was the outcome of the special Umno supreme council meeting at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur this morning.
Abdullah who is the Prime Minister said Umno divisional elections would go on as scheduled from Oct 9 to Nov 9.
The Umno general assembly was to be held from Dec 16 to 20.
The original transition plan, which was announced in July, was for Abdullah to hand over the reins of power to Najib by June 2010.Read more HERE and HERE.
So, there you are. A compromise. Pak Lah gets his way to have the party general assembly and elections postponed and Najib....well, almost, his.
Undoubtedly, tension is building up and it will continue to rise.
While it looks like the Prime Minister is handing over power ahead of 2010, presumably in March, he has not exactly made any commitment to do so.
In fact, it looks like he does not want to let go.
Meanwhile, we have players on the sidelines manouvering and, making moves, surely.
Perhaps, the tension, the heat, the uncertainty will subside in October when the PM makes known whether he is defending his presidency.
So, is Pak Lah out to see how many nominations he'll get? Read Rocky's Abdullah's Last Stand.