So, we are literally without anyone at the top on official duty for about two days.
Tomorrow, neither the Prime Minister nor his Deputy will be around. Both will be away.
Pak Lah is on an official visit to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and is scheduled to return on Friday while Najib is flying tonight to London en route to Lima, Peru, to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit at the weekend.
Najib admits that this is unusual.
"But (it is) unavoidable," he told reporters after opening the Asia Pacific Regional Water Conference 2008, in Petaling Jaya yesterday.
He says that this goes to show that all's well in the country --that the government and the nation are stable.
The cats maybe away but Najib reassures that both Abdullah and he will be in close contact with the ministers and top government officers while they are abroad.
So, really...it's not a big deal.