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A Significant Change In Umno Except In Pemuda March 26, 2009

Posted by malaysianstory in A New Chapter.
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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?



1. Long Live UMNO - March 26, 2009

Have just finish watching the announcements of the General Assembly results and thank god, the results are as you have predicted except for DS Shafie Apdal and KJ. I guess now Datuk Seri Najib has a strong team to work with and I am sure that he would be able to forge a very strong and mold the unexpected two into what we want them to be …

2. Dal - March 27, 2009

Mudah-mudahan this small change leads to bigger positive changes in all the hearts of Malays esp. and Malaysians in general.

We have to settle with this much for the time being, after all nobody can have everything.

3. Bukit Gantang - March 28, 2009

Yup Dal, my exact thought, I only hope that this group of people can really deliver. They should stop politicking and get back to work to ensure that things are right and at least they should show PR that Barisan is a force to be reckon with not just a paper tiger.

4. Rakyat - March 28, 2009

The Rakyat want to see the government under the leadership of Najib to move forward as quick as possible before the economy crisis sink from bad to worse. We, the Rakyat hope:
a) to see the changes to the new UMNO leadership can bring changes to UMNO and set an example to the BN allies and to the rakyat;

b) the new cabinet line up will be a very dynamic team for Agama, Bangsa dan Negara Malaysia;

c) to prove that he is capable of taking control and effecting the changes he promises the rakyat;

d) that Najib will have bravery to not appoint KJ to his new cabinet (Why was it KJ found guilty but was let off the hook – It is a simple mistake but caused severe damage to many and UMNO still have to
answer is how the disconnect between what the grassroots want and what the delegates (who are suppose to represent the wishes of those grassroots) wishes for.

iv. We Malaysians should be united and give our fullest support to the government we elected;

vi. to see Tun Dr. Mahathir and Pak Lah as two negarawan whose contribution to this country is invaluable; and

v. this also includes Najib better half – not to hold and influence over him..

5. jamal - March 29, 2009

najib now have to walk the talk. any slip up, blunder will cause untild damage to his repuration. he said judge me by my actions. we shall see but we too must play our part to help najib.

6. Bukit Selambau - March 29, 2009

Couldn’t agree with you more Jamal, its action time for Datuk Seri Najib to prove to all Malaysians that he is not just all talk. Nevertheless we should all support his efforts to bring about change for the better. Lets support him and see what happens. If he is what he claim to be then lets give him a better mandate in the next coming elections but in the mean time lets show some support in the coming by-election especially in the Bukit Selambau seat!

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