A Significant Change In Umno Except In Pemuda March 26, 2009Posted by malaysianstory in A New Chapter.
Tags: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Malaysian Story, UMNO
Everyone else in Umno is heading for a change except those in Pemuda.
The victory of KJ (Khairy Jamaludin), the infamous son-in-law of outgoing Prime Minister in a dramatic contest for the coveted Umno youth chief post last night, spells trouble for the party.
“I don’t understand and I don’t know why it happened,” lamented a former division youth chief who witnessed the announcement for the youth contest results at PWTC.
It will be a heavy task for President-elect Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, to reform the party with KJ around.
Many shook their heads in disbelief that the once “untouchable” boy had won the post.
I was a bit worried at first when I sent an SMS to a friend who was vying for the youth exco post to find out the initial results for the youth chief post.
He replied, “KJ leading,” and true enough he won when the results were made public shortly after 11pm.
The way KJ and his supporters celebrated his win on stage even before the results were announced also spoke full of arrogance and haughtiness.
Thumping his chest and commanding people from the stage were scenes loathed by viewers who saw live telecast of the results on TV.
Umno, through the disciplinary board, had missed the golden opportunity to discipline this boy when they let him off with only a warning despite implicating him for money politics.
The task now in on Najib who will address Umno delegates in his maiden speech as the country’s 6th Prime Minister this Saturday to clip KJ’s wings.
KJ may win the hearts and support of his errands and cronies in Pemuda but this doesn’t mean that the rakyat is also behind him.
I am not wrong if I say that many of the rakyat abhor when you mention the name KJ.
The question now is will Najib include Khairy in his new Cabinet line-up?