Jul 12, 2008

Terengganu Umno Youth backs Khairy for top post

KUALA TERENGGANU: The state Umno Youth has suggested that national deputy youth wing chief Khairy Jamaluddin replace Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein as chief.

Terengganu Umno Youth chief Mohd Sabri Alwi said the motion to lobby for Khairy was reached unanimously by the wing’s leaders in all eight divisions here.

“We feel he is the right candidate to steer the wing to greater heights, especially with Umno currently facing numerous challenges,” said Mohd Sabri after a closed-door briefing session organised by Umno Youth at a leading hotel here, which Khairy attended.

“He (Khairy) is a capable leader and would be able to counter

any adversities faced by the wing and the party as a whole,” he added.

Mohd Sabri also noted that Khairy had been loyal to Hishammuddin as the latter’s deputy.

“Based on party tradition, the chief’s post should be taken over by the deputy and therefore Khairy is the right candidate.”

When met later, Khairy said he was still undecided whether to put his name up for the post, although he had received support from several states.

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