United Malay National Organisation's deputy president post race is already into third gear before the assembly where money talks and walks with fierce rivalvry amongst the three corrupt politicians.
To be the best companion and sleeping partner to the President-in-waiting shall be the most stupidiest and corrupted among them. I hope Mat Tyson will win the contest with handsome majority and we can have the most incapable United Malay National Organisation leadership to be buried once and for all.
Muhyiddin catching up
By Zainal Epi
UMNO vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is fast catching up with Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam in the race for the party’s deputy president post. The International Trade and Industry Minister is making a move after two months of lagging behind Mohd Ali, whose aggressive campaign has catapulted him into the lead. The third aspirant, Regional and Rural Development Minister Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib, is inching up slowly and is said to be busy visiting kampungs implementing the ministry’s policy to eliminate hardcore poverty. Muhyiddin topped the nominations following his call for a transfer of leadership after the Barisan Nasional performed badly in last year’s March general election. His call to party president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to step down won overwhelming support from party grassroots and that was reflected when Umno divisions strongly backed him in the nominations for the deputy president’s post vacated by Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who takes over as president next month. After the completion of division annual general assemblies at the end of November and a very vigorous campaign, Muhyiddin’s popularity faded as Mohd Ali took the lead. Now, however, Muhyiddin is narrowing the gap. As the March 26 party polls date nears, all three aspirants are using their personal touch with delegates in what is considered the final push. In Umno, the personal touch is highly regarded. All three are touring the country, visiting the homes of delegates in every State, and getting as close as possible to every delegate that attends their gatherings. Time is not on their side as they have just a month to go. And, there are 2,700-odd delegates to tackle.