Did you watch the movie "The Last King of Scotland"?
It was a bloody movie about one of the dictators of Africa, Idi Amin who lorded over Uganda.
That person did everything to stay in power.
That is what all politicians do as Rule No.1. Don't believe for a moment that they will willingly give up power for the sake of the nation, the race or the religion.
Opposition: PM's transition plan a 'stunt'
The malaysiakini article gives the reasons why the PM has announced his retirement deadline and most of it is probable. I doubt if anyone will quit and go off with such an ignominous ending.
Remember Rule No.1?
Why do I have such a heading? I think it is possible that AAB may be the last President of an UMNO that rules the nation for some years to come . Do you think with such a transition plan UMNO will be able to rally its members for a strong campaign in the next General Elections?
Unless the "dirty tricks" warehouse is emptied, I do not expect the BN to win the next GE. But if they start reforms now, it is possible that better leaders will emerge who will be able to target the federal government again in 2016.