Sunday, 12 October 2008

Umno nominations in full swing: Mukhriz & Hishamuddin first to qualify

Reports from Malaysiakini

Jerlun MP Mukhriz Mahathir became the first to qualify for election as Youth chief when he collected 39 nominations leaving his rival, incumbent Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin, trailing behind with 20 nominations.

Two other contenders, former Selangor menteri besar Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo won 11 nominations, while Perlis Umno liaison deputy president Zahidi Zainul Abidin one (1).

In the race for the No 1 party post, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has received 24 nominations.

International Trade and Industry Minister and front-runner for the No 2 post, Muhyiddin Yassin, has obtained 21 nominations.

Malacca Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam has three (3) nominations, while Umno information chief Muhammad Muhammad Taib has 2.

Pulai division head Nur Jazlan Muhamed has not received any nominations yet. Neither has Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who offered himself for the No 1 post.

To qualify for election due to be held at the Umno annual general assembly next March, candidates for the No 1 party post need to secure a minimum of 58 nominations, while aspirants for the No 2 post need to have at least 38 nominations.

So far, 11 candidates have received nominations in the race for the Vice-President post. Thirteen 13 aspirants have expressed interest for the party’s third most powerful position.

Outgoing Youth chief Hishammuddin Hussein received 23 nominations - making him the first to qualify to contest the post.

Former Youth chief Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who dropped out of the race for deputy president post, has the second highest nominations at 12.

Sabah Umno deputy chief Shafie Apdal, who suffered an early setback when Kimanis division in his home state did not select him, rebounded with 11 nominations.

Minister of Higher Education Khalid Nordin is next with eight nominations, followed by Home Ministeri Syed Hamid Albar with six, while Foreign Minister Rais Yatim collected five nominations.

Former chief ministers - Mohd Isa Abdul Samad of Negeri Sembilan has four nominations while Shahidan Kassim of Perlis booked three.

Former Minister of Science Technology and Innovation Jamaludin Jarjis and Negeri Sembilan state liasion chief Mohamad Hassan have two nominations each, while Kelantan liaison committee head Annuar Musa has one nomination.

To qualify for election, candidates for the vice presidency need to have at least 19 nominations.

Here’s the full list as of 8pm.

Click the above for an enlarged view.


mamasita said...

Not a palmist..yet.But I know Dato Seri Najib and Tan Sri Muhyiddin are going to win easily!So very obvious!

And Mukriz sure menang for the Ketua Pemuda Umno post..Sorry Khairy..jangan kecik hati yea?

Gerobok Kecil said...

i better continue this comment in Bahasa Malaysia... so that the candidates will not misunderstood me or 'tak paham omputeh'.

Apabila saya melihat calon-calon Presiden Amerika mempromosikan diri mereka, saya melihat kewibawaan mereka berdebat;

Apabila saya melihat seorang Blogger ditangkap, saya melihat sekumpulan bloggers bersama-sama memberikan sokongan;

Apabila saya melihat sambutan rumah terbuka Hari Raya, saya melihat berbilang kaum bersama-sama menziarahi dan mejamu selera;

Apabila saya melihat 'privacy' satu kawasan perumahan dicabuli, saya melihat sekumpulan penduduk bersama-sama memegang sepanduk;


... apabila saya melihat orang-orang UMNO berkumpul, saya merasakan kehilangan pejuang-pejuang kemerdekaan terdahulu, persaudaraan yang erat.

Yang saya lihat adalah keangkuhan dan kesombongan si pemilik kereta mewah bercermin gelap dan penghuni banglo berdinding penjara yang kerap menjulurkan jari telunjuknya ke sana dan ke mari.

Anonymous said...

UMNO..The United Malay Nepotists Organisation.

Check Wikipedia

"Nepotism is the showing of favoritism toward relatives and friends, based upon that relationship, rather than on an objective evaluation of ability, meritocracy or suitability. For instance, offering employment to a relative, despite the fact that there are others who are better qualified and willing to perform the job. The word nepotism is from the Greek word 'nepos', meaning "nephew" or ....

Many countries in the world have examples of this tilt towards dynastic rule, such as:

# Malaysia: Tun Abdul Razak, the second Prime Minister, and his son, Najib Tun Razak, the current Deputy Prime Minister; Khairy Jamaluddin who won his position as Deputy Chief of UMNO Youth Wing with the influence of his father-in-law, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the current Prime Minister."

And Hishamuddin....and Mukhriz ...and...on...and on...

Chogyam Trungpa

Anonymous said...

Good for Mokhriz. Hope the trend will continue so that we cant bury that son-in-law. Can trust this feller - who has contributed to the state Umno is in now.

ahli umno JB

Anonymous said...

If I were an Umno member, I would reject those candidates of dubious character, the recycled ones and those with lotsa of money to buy votes, unless of course they are easily bought over, which seems to be the case in the past.

Can we expect them to vote wisely? I DO hope so.

umno watcher said...

I think Muhyiddin - already with 23 nominations - is unlikely to be overtaken by Ali Rustam or Mat tyson.

Most probably Nurjazlan, another contender for the No 2 post, will withdraw from the race.

Ali & Mat Tyson should also withdraw. The axed-s'gor MB was so confident of the support of all S'gor Umno divisions.

Must feel letdown because the Shah Alam Umno division failed to deliver the votes for him.


ChengHo said...

Look at the list of the candidates new generation of UMNO leader emerges
this is the message from the grass root . for pemuda they want leader with gut and defending the idealism of Umno youth as the check and balance factor.
the tag team Najib -Muhyiddin is very critical anything happen to Najib we have Muhyiddin to carry on the torch. the other candidates are not the PutraJaya material.