Sep 29, 2008

Khairy: Postponement will bring problems

(NST) "I don't know if the decision will affect my position (as one of those contesting the Youth wing's top post) or not," he said after distributing Hari Raya gifts to the underprivileged at the Kampung Gadong community hall here. "The way I'm looking at it is from the point of view of a candidate.

"I'm not against the decision but I'm just saying the campaign period has become six months now, which brings its own set of problems.

"When the campaign period is extended from two to six months, we will be focused on politicking for the whole six months."

Khairy, who was accompanied by his expectant wife, Nori Abdullah, said he hoped those responsible for monitoring the campaign would be stringent in enforcing party regulations.

The Rembau MP said he respected the decision made by the Umno supreme council as they would have weighed several factors, including the party's unity and stability.

Khairy said the decision on who was to be elected as the wing's chief and deputy should be left to the division and delegates.

Khairy, 32, will challenge former Selangor menteri besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, Jerlun MP Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir and Padang Besar Umno Youth head Datuk Zahidi Zainal Abidin for the Youth chief post.

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