Thursday, April 3, 2008

Hishamuddin will not defend post in December Umno elections

By : Deborah Loh
Umno Youth chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein will not defend his post in the December party elections.
His announcement today paves the way for at least two candidates to vie for the post - Jerlun MP Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir and former Selangor menteri besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, who have both announced their intention to contest the seat if Hishammuddin does not seek re-election.
“Mukhriz and Khir Toyo have stated that they will offer themselves as candidates on the condition that I make a decision about my position in the party.
“After 10 years of leading the youth wing, it is time to make way for someone else. This December we will let the process take its course. I will not defend my post,” Hishammuddin, who is also the education minister, said at a press conference at the ministry today. -- nstonline

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