Badawi says will resign on April 2

Malaysia’s Prime Minister announced on Saturday his decision to resign on April 2 and hand over power to his deputy...

Written by Associated Press | Kuala Lumpur | Published:March 29, 2009 11:56 pm

Malaysia’s Prime Minister announced on Saturday his decision to resign on April 2 and hand over power to his deputy,completing a transition one year in the making after the ruling coalition’s shock drubbing in general elections.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi relinquished the presidency of the United Malays National Organization party,which leads the ruling National Front coalition,earlier this week to Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak.

In keeping with tradition,the party chief also becomes Prime Minister.

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