Thursday, March 26, 2009

Stage set for Muyhiddin vs Mat Taib

In a short while, Umno delegates will begin voting for the number two post. Although Muhyiddin Yassin is still regarded as the front runner, no one is writing off his challenger Muhammad Muhammad Taib. Following yesterday's stunning performance by Khairy Jamaluddin, who was earlier seen as the underdog, political analysts are adopting a more cautious approach.

Most delegates and journalists said they prefer to keep an open mind today. If the intense psy-war being staged here at the PWTC is to be believed, supporters of Ali Rustam would be throwing their votes to Mat Taib. But supporters of Muhyiddin are convinced that they will pull through.

The focus will also be on the race of the vice-presidents where Zahid Hamidi, Shafie Apdal and Khaled Nordin. Last night during KJ's victory speech, he made a strong call to the youth delegates to support his predecessor Hishamuddin Hussein Onn to win a veep seat. Hishamuddin is said to be trailing in the race.

The official results are only expected around 10pm but we can expect the leaks, the bits and rumours to fly by late afternoon.

1 comment:

Idzan Ismail said...

Hi Chun Wai

Let's brace ourselves for shock.