Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi who was trapped inside an elevator at the Putrajaya Convention Centre today, will keep to his words to pass on the baton to Datuk Seri Najib Razak by end of March.
Those who come up with theories that it will only happen between May and November 2009 should consider many things before taking the jump.
Paklah will vacate his office on March 28, immediately after the Umno general assembly is concluded.
I met few of his top aides in Putrajaya yesterday and they confirmed that the premier was serious. "He always honor his words and promises. Why must some people doubt it? After pressuring him to step down, they still pasteur him. Why not let him have a peaceful mind before saying goodbye?
"We don understand it. Some say Paklah will leave in May as he didnt want to be Malaysia's shortest term PM. Its absurd. He has decided and that's final.
"Dont you know that he is sad not to leave office but for all the scrupulous remarks people made against him... and now they are playing around with the exact date he will make Najib a new prime minister.
"Cummon. Give him a break. Its only less that two months away. Why cant we be fair to him? He is just another human being who err sometimes. If someone out there feels he is a perfect man to lead this country, then come forward.
"At one time, Paklah was disgusted with the way you people manipulated his last day in office. Even his whole family was perturbed."
During that conversation at Putrajaya Lake Club, I only kept quite. Why should I say anything?