Is he going to stay on as said by Mahathir. If he is quitting, all he had to say yes, but why this “don’t want to talk about” thing. The plot thickens.
Abdullah was also quizzed on the rumour that he would not be stepping down as prime minister even after quitting his Umno president post next month at the party’s general assembly.
The rumour gained more credence when his predecessor and most ardent critic, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, wrote in his blog that Abdullah and his ‘fourth floor’ advisers are conspiring for the outgoing PM to stay on.
Abdullah however refused to respond to the issue, telling reporters that he “doesn’t want to talk about” such rumours.