(08 Oct 08 - RV) Malaysia Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi confirmed on Wednesday
he will not defend the post of United Malays National Organistion president in a March
poll, paving the way for his deputy Najib Razak to take charge. Father Lawrence
Andrew, the editor of the Catholic weekly "Herald" told us that with Badawi stepping
down, Malays will now have greater freedom in choosing the leaders of the ruling party...