Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s historical win at the recently concluded UMNO election proves that the party delegates rejected Mahathirism at all cost. Zahid, who trashed youth-favourite Khairy Jamaluddin by a comfortable 42-vote margin, proved that UMNO has returned to its core struggles and rejected all manners of insolence. Khairy was the embodiment of that insolence and went against everything the Malays stood for.
He is Mahathir’s man.
The Rembau Member of Parliament waged vicious attacks against Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak despite previously conceding that the former premier was innocent. But Khairy is now saying no. He refused to defend Najib against political persecution by Mahathr despite there being lack of evidence to prove that the former premier committed a crime.
And that made party veterans angry.
So angry, they decided to teach this Rembau fellow a lesson he would never forget by whacking him stupid at the ballot box. The biggest shocker came when a fraction of the youth vote ended with Zahid. The result was a referendum on Najib’s innocence and proved that the party still valued his leadership and wanted him back.
But enough about that.
Zahid should now see to it that the name Khairy Jamaluddin is forgotten and never heard of again. The Rembau guy conned Najib into thinking that he repented after having spent five years under Abdullah Ahmad Badawi throwing his weight around UMNO. Being the magnanimous man he is, Najib gave Khairy a second chance and eventually offered him a ministerial portfolio under his administration.
But what did Khairy do?
He turned around and spat on Najib’s face the minute the 14th general election (GE14) results were announced. I have repeatedly cautioned UMNO to beware of villains who clothed themselves in good deed as these buggers are well camouflaged and very difficult to spot. We were so lucky that Khairy wasn’t as bright as we thought he was and went around town twirling his moustache. Even the astronaut could spot him all the way from space and warned the aliens not to land on earth.
Adios and Vaya con Dios, Monsieur Khairy Jamaluddin.
I can assure you that you will never be missed.
KUALA LUMPUR: New UMNO president, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, described the open contest in the party election as a historic democratic process as an immediate measure to ensure the party remains relevant in the country’s political arena.
He said the elections was a democratic process demanded by all members and the party managed to implement it at every level of position which saw the top party post being contested after the last one was held in 1987.
Ahmad Zahid, who was previously the vice-president carrying out the duties of party president, was elected UMNO president when he won 93 votes far ahead of his two main challengers, former Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar, who received 51 votes and veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (23 votes).
“This is not an individual’s victory but a victory for all, a win for UMNO and the party members. I am inviting others to work together with the new leadership in translating UMNO transformation.
“Indeed, the smooth election is a manifestation of UMNO members who love the party and want the party to recoup to remain relevant on the nation’s political stage,” he said in a statement here tonight.
Ahmad Zahid said the smooth running of the polls this time also showed unity within the party and was proof of its members’ loyalty.
He also called on members to close ranks and work to defend the interests of the people.
“We will keep moving forward in unison. The people are very hopeful that UMNO continues to fight for the interests of religion, race and the homeland,” he said.
Ahmad Zahid also expressed gratitude to his supporters and said he would hold a Supreme Council meeting as soon as possible to discuss and take into consideration the manifestos of all presidential candidates.
Source: NST Online