Monday, 3 November 2008

Najib Wins Umno Presidency Unopposed…

... as expected when he received his 134th nomination from the Batu Kawan division in Penang Sunday, clearing the way for him to be appointed prime minister next March.

By passing the 133 mark, Datuk Najib, who is deputy Prime Minister and deputy Umno President, has denied former Finance Minister Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, the only other candidate who has offered to go for the party presidency, from securing the required number of nominations.

A candidate needs 58 nominations from among the 191 divisions to contest the party presidency. Two-thirds of the party divisions have already met and there are about 40 which have yet to hold their respective meetngs.

As at 8pm, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, has garnered a total of 138 nominations.

Tengku Razaleigh, who is Gua Musang MP, has so far obtained only one nomination on Saturday. The sole nomination came from the Gua Musang (Kelantan) division which he heads. (read related article here)

International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin still leads in nominations for the deputy president post with 78.

Melaka Mentri Besar Datuk Ali Rustam, one of the three contenders for the post, has 32 nominations so far and needs another seven more to qualify for the contest.

The third candidate, Umno Information chief Muhammad Muhd Taib, has 28 nominations. Like Ali, he needs 39 nominations to qualify.

For the vice president posts, Tan Sri Isa Samad, needs one more nomination to join five other candidates who have qualified to contest.

Other candidates who have qualified are Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein with 105 nominations, Datuk Zahid Hamidi, 78, Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin, 60, Datuk Shafie Apdal, 55 and Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, 24.

Meanwhile, Datuk Seri Dr Khir Toyo is now ahead of Khairy Jamaluddin in the contest for Umno Youth chief.

The former Selangor Menteri Besar has so far obtained 56 nominations while Khairy, the son-in-law of Premier Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi and the current deputy youth chief, has 51.

Jerlun MP Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir still leads with 71 nominations.

The Umno divisional meetings will conclude next week.

Read Malaysiakini here and the Star here .


Click the above table for an enlarged view.
Read a voice's entry Najib: "tried and tested " new Umno President here

7 comments:

felicidad said...

Tamatlah riwayat cerita Ku Li. Dengan umur dia sekarang, peluang dia untuk terus naik dalam politik nampaknya berakhir. Tu sebab dulu dia sibuk suruh orang turun sebab masa dia dah suntuk sangat.

Anonymous said...

Should we celebrate?????

NOBISHA said...

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Ridzzy said...

Salam,

I have been blog hopping and ended up here. Pleasent blog you have here ma'am.

On the leadership, I just hope that who ever is at helm of the nation, will start getting down to business. Enough of political games already.

With the economy looking like it will get worse before it gets better, its time all Malaysians brace ourselves and pull through together.

My prayers are with This Nation and its Citizens.

Salam

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Salam Sdr Nobisha: Thank you for putting me on your blogroll. Am honoured. Yes I do visit and have been visiting your blog.

Ridzzy: My sentiments too. And thank you for visiting.

halinazir said...

kesian buat Ku Li.dia hanya menerima satu pencalonan sahaja.itupun dari bahagian dia sendiri di Gua Musang.apapun Ku Li wajar dipuji kerana berani mencuba beberapa kali untuk jawatan Presiden UMNO.Luck ain't just on his side.

youth attack said...

Najib kenalah buktikan pada seluruh rakyat Malaysia yang dia mampu menggalas tanggungjawab sebagai ketua pemimpin dan tidak hanya berkata-kata sahaja.kata-kata perlu diiringi dengan bukti.

skandal-skandal yang Najib hadapi sekarang mampu menggugat peluangnya untuk menjadi PM nanti.Raja Petra telah dibenarkan untuk menjadi saksi untuk kes Atlantuya.jika semua ada yang dikatakan oleh Raja Petra mengenai pembabitan Najib dengan Atluntaya adalah benar,tidak mustahil Najib akan ditolak dari menjadi PM.