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Asked on Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein’s decision not to seek re-election as Umno Youth chief, Khairy said this had to be respected although it was a great loss to the Youth wing.
Hishammuddin, who is also Education Minister, said on Thursday that he would not be defending the post and that it was time to make way for someone else.
“Umno Youth made tremendous progress with Datuk Seri Hishammuddin at the helm for 10 years “I will personally continue to support him if he decides to contest for any post in the party election,” he said.
On the decision by Jerlun MP Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir and former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohd Khir Toyo to offer themselves for the top post in the youth wing, Khairy said anyone was free to contest.
“What is important is that we must follow the democratic process which has been long practised in the party. We must elect the best leaders who can continue to effectively lead Umno,” he said.
Khairy expressed hoped that anyone who wished to contest for positions in the Youth wing would strive to unite the wing to face future challenges
Asked if a contest for the top position in the youth movement would split the party, Khairy expressed confidence that its members were mature and no one would take the opportunity to try and create disunity..."
(At least, he's smart enough to know that the timing is not right at the moment. He's aware many expect him to go for it, after all he's the no. 2 man in the movement. It's only logical that he does... moves upwards. Otherwise he'd be seen as a coward and he also knows many are ready to whack him either way. Damn he does, damn he doesn't. I think he is going to "wait and see." And definitely if he finally does join the fray, which I believe he will, it aint going to be easy this time around. Nobody is going to give him a "laluan." That's for sure.)