Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Prime Minister takes over as defense minister

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has announced that effective immediately his deputy, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, will be Finance Minister while he takes over as defense minister.

Abdullah also said that he may step down earlier than 2010 depending
on Najib's performance.

The prime minister also described Anwar as a "threat" to national security.

"He has become a threat to the economy and security," he said

"I will not indicate what plan I will take, what I do will be in the best interests of the people and the country," Abdullah said .

He also confirmed he would not agree to the opposition leader's request for a meeting to discuss a peaceful transition of power.

"There is nothing to discuss," he said.

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