As we have predicted. Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz is will not follow the Najib-Abdullah style of power transition – negotiated behind close door. Instead she prefers to do it in an open arena (read Malaysiakini).

In a letter (reported to be handwritten and 10-pages long) Rafidah said she valued the nominations she received and would defend her post for the 2009 – 2011 term.

“I am leaving it to the delegates to decide on which leader they want for the 2009-2011 period,” she said.

Rafidah who was supposed to handover the post to her deputy Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in June, three months after the March party election, said she was disappointed that the transition plan had been disputed and rejected now when it had been accepted by the exco earlier when it was first mooted.

On Thursday, Shahrizat who received enough nominations to contest the Wanita Chief post said she would take on Rafidah for the post.

Notice, she now mum as what will happen to ‘june transition’ plan. Does that mean she will not hand over the power to Shahrizat if she wins?