Thursday, 27 March 2008

The flip-flop, flippant puteri chief...

Four hours after supporting calls for the Umno elections to be postponed to next year, Puteri Umno chief Datuk Noraini Ahmad made a complete u-turn and called for party polls to be held as scheduled.

She was asked in the morning whether the movement agreed with calls within Umno for a postponement of the election.

"Yes, because Umno needs time to address both it’s internal and external problems first. These problems can be resolved but not necessarily through party elections,” she said.

“The party needs time to adjust, especially since the dust from general election had not really settled. There is no urgency. Once we are back to normal, then only we should hold the party elections.”

However, four hours later, Noraini not only retracted her statement but called for party elections to be held as scheduled, according to the NST online.

“Although the party has until June next year to hold the elections, Puteri Umno is of the opinion that party elections should be held by this year,” she said in a faxed statement.

Noraini said if at all the elections could not be held by August as originally scheduled, then it should take place by December at the latest. click here to continue.

Judging from the response of a few divisions so far (read here ), the proposal to postpone the party election does not seem to enjoy the consensus of all party leaders.

Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, who is also the Negri Sembilan mentri besar and state liaison chairman, said he was all for the party elections to be held this year. (Read here)

"We must not run away from problems but should face them. Action must be taken as Umno members want the Malays to be united and strong again. However, if those in Umno are not interested in unity, we can postpone it and the problem will not be resolved forever," he told reporters.

His view runs counter to the statement by Umno information chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhamad Taib on Tuesday that it was the party's state liaison chiefs who wanted the polls postponed to prevent "chaos" if held this year.

Jerlun MP Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir was the first to oppose the proposal.


Anonymous said...

Harap muka lawa aje.

Wabak flip-flop melanda Umno, jangkitan dari ketua parti.

Anonymous said...

Kejap sokong, kejap tak sokong. Apa dah.

Macam mana boleh jadi pemimpin. Muka cantik tak semstinya cerdik.

adik said...

noraini, just stay pretty and dont open your mouth cus you're sounding more and more like your flip-flop leader, the sleeping PM.

org lama said...

She's spreading herself...just in case the opposing group (Ku Li and Mukhriz)won the day.

Anonymous said...

What can you expect from a bimbo who has little mind of her own? Looking pretty is probably her best asset. A potential sarung kebaya or baju kurung model, or even a keroncong artiste, neh? Making fragile statements reveals her inadequacy and her lack of commitment, selalu membabi buta la!! Definitley, she is a constantly moving star, a lallang bukan buluh, unlike the true and constant northern star, eh.

Tak caya la...