Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir exit from Umno was first report by Malaysiakini, however I came to know the news from TheStar Chief – Chun Wai.

After leading the party for 22 years – his exit although unlikely to see an exodus will further destabilize Abdullah Badawi premiership. Sharir Samad also warn people to be prepared for another general election barely three months after the previous one.

Mahathir quits Umno with immediate effect

If that happen. Abdullah will be the first Malaysia Prime Minister to do so. He has been making history after another of late – a landslide victory during his first term as premier. Into his second term humiliated by the opposition by losing 5 states and a lost of 2/3 majority in Parliament.

Prime Minister Abdullah shocked

The shock exit of such high profile leader inevitably raises a lot of questions. Will he form another party? Would others follow? Would his supporters decide to do the same? Will this weaken Umno? Will he be more critical and vocal?