PM’s Secretary Resigned
The PM’s Principal Private Secretary, Datuk Tajuddin Wahab, is being rumored to have resigned from the post that he had held since at least more that 10 years ago.
It is believed that the resignation was the result of a misunderstanding between Tajuddin and his boss, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
It is also being widely said that Tajuddin’s departure from the corridor of power was preceded by an expected outburst where Tajuddin was said to have thrown his letter of resignation into Abdullah’s desk.
I was told by one of Abdullah’s gurkhas that after the said incidence in the PM’s office, Tajuddin had immediately left to join her daughter who is studying in London.
If this story is true and nothing else but the truth, Malaysians will definitely want to know as to why Tajuddin had made such an abrupt exit from the corridor of power.
Tajuddin had been one of Abdullah’s most loyal officers since when Abdullah was in the Foreign Ministry. He was also one of the late Endon’s favourites.
Lately, it was said that Tajuddin was facing intense pressures from the Oxbridge bunch at Level 4. Being the Principal Private Secretary, Tajuddin was also said to feel betrayed when he was being by-passed by some of the young chicos in dealing with the PM’s official affairs.
Abdullah, his new wife and children are now said to be in Perth, Australia. Ask him about this latest development in the corridor of power when he comes back home on July 27, 2007.