When an incumbent is scheduled to be away from work (like when he was heading for London for a working holiday in 1998), he will seek the approval of his superior (which in this case was himself) to delegate his authority to someone (which in this case was his deputy) to carry out his functions during his absence.The person to whom the authority is delegated will be acting on behalf of the incumbent. The superior, in approving the delegation, will decide on the time frame and extent of authority to be delegated. Beyond the time frame, the delegation ceases.
So, with this brilliant proposal and recommendation (which will make Peter Drucker turn in his grave) from these Umno “managers”, how will Umno describe the post of an acting deputy president? Better still, why does Umno need an acting deputy president?
Unless the present deputy president is not acting in accordance with the expectations of the president……?