Thursday, March 26, 2009
No show by Mahathir Mohamad
Dr Mahathir Mohamad has not show up for the opening of the Umno general assembly despite saying earlier he would, The Star Online reported. His aide Sufi Yusoff was quoted as saying that he has decided to skip the function. Mahathir's snub has probably got to do with the defeat of his son, Mukhriz, last night. Despite being regarded as a front runner, Mukhriz finished third in the Umno Youth contest. He lost to Khairy Jamaluddin and Khir Toyo. Some Mukhriz's supporters took the defeat badly, staging a noisy protest at the PWTC but Mukhriz said he accepted the defeat, saying in all contests, there would be winners and defeats.