Sunday, October 19, 2008

Khairy dealt Putrajaya blow

Two Umno Youth divisions dealt a severe blow to Khairy Jamaluddin who is contesting for the Umno Youth chief post.

Putrajaya delivered a shocker when it picked Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir over Khairy as its choice for the Youth chief post. Khairy only managed to get 22 votes from the division compared to Mukhriz’s 33 votes and Khir’s 32.

This is significant given the fact that the division Youth chief Datuk Ahmad Zaki Zahid is a close friend of Khairy and special officer to Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The Tapah division also dealt a blow to the Prime Minister’s son-in-law. It picked him for the deputy post instead, and Mukhriz for chief.

SOURCE: Khairy dealt Putrajaya blow
Malaysia Star, Malaysia