Apparently Najib wants to use this new position to help Hisham ascend the hierarchical ladder not only to ensure a smooth transition in the future but also to balance out rival factional forces in the party.
The country's founding fathers have in the nation-building documents including the Federal Constitution and Rukunegara set out the principles and directions of managing this country. It is our duty now to make sure the country becomes more prosperous upon such a foundation.
Rival factions within Umno are pitted against one another for existing resources. They only look at short-term interests and survival and will hardly set their sights beyond GE14 and the party elections thereafter.
Paying income tax is an inevasible obligation of all Malaysians. We must instill in ourselves this awareness to make sure that the country's development can be sustained under relatively healthy fiscal conditions.