Friday, 22 February 2008

S.I.L among 12 new faces in N.Sembilan line-up

As predicted Khairy Jamaludin, the son-in-law of the Prime Minister, will be contesting in the Rembau Parliamentary seat. He is among the 12 new faces introduced by Negri Sembilan Umno to contest in the general election on March 8.

Khairy, 32, was chosen because he is the national Umno Youth deputy head and Rembau Umno Youth head.

Besides, he has an “impressive background, is highly educated" and a lot of exposure, according to Negeri Sembilan Umno Liaison chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, when announcing the Umno list of candidates this afternoon

"Negri Sembilan is fortunate to get his services and judging from the applause that he received when the announcement was made, I think it augurs well," he said

As for Khairy, he has already big plans ...such as developing small and medium industries in the cons tituency and setting up a university or university branch campus to Rembau.

According to Khairy he had told the Menteri Besar that if chosen he did not want to contest anywhere else except in Rembau "because my focus is on the electorate in Rembau. It's not that I want to go all over the place to topple a particular individual."

Well, it looks like his wish has been answered... as always. And by the way the incumbent, Datuk Firdaus Harun, has been dropped.

On his status as the Prime Minister's son-in-law, Khairy said it was something he could not run away from.

After all, he is also the deputy chairman of BN Youth, deputy head of the national Umno Youth and Rembau Umno Youth head, he said.

"I have been involved in politics for nine years. I don't think that any label given to me would pose an obstacle," he said.

Khairy, who is married to Nori , the only daughter of the Prime Minister, will be pitted against Badrul Hisham Shaharin from the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

Negeri Sembilan has eight parliamentary and 36 state seats. In the last election BN won 34 state seats losing the Bahau and Lobak seats to the Opposition. However, Bahau assemblyman Lim Fui Ming joined the MCA last March.

Click here for the Bernama story & list of candidates here


Anonymous said...

OMG, he is going to win.

Ok, ok - that goes without saying, and be made a Minister? Am sure the FIL will make sure of that!

Heis on his to becoming a Prime Minister.

Argh! Boo Hooo!

Al the best to Badrul Hisham.

Anonymous said...

Arrogant sob!

Anonymous said...

What credential? He is where he is by virtue of being Nori's husband.