#MM4VP is GO!

MB Kedah Dato' Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir announcing his candidacy for VP UMNO

MB Kedah Dato’ Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir announcing his candidacy for VP UMNO

The much anticipated decision has been made. Kedah Menteri Besar and UMNO Liaison Chief Dato’ Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir just announced his candidacy for Vice President post in the upcoming party election which is exactly a month from today.

He is expected to file his nomination papers in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

The ground swell for Mukhriz to step into the ring and contest for the five top most position in the nationalist party is far too great for him to ignore. On a special meeting Tuesday night at Seri Mentaloon, he received overwhelming endorsement and support by all but one UMNO Division Heads in Kedah.

In an interview with NST which appeared on Monday, he said that he “Wanted to chart a new course” as part of the ‘Succession Plan’. The theme is very clear; changing mindset, propelling transformation and play the catch up game. He is tweaking the game without changing the rules, to achieve better level of achievements.

Yesterday, he called on Deputy Prime Minister and UMNO Deputy President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd, Yassin in Perdana Putra. Later, he called on Prime Minister and UMNO President Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak. Both leaders respected his decision and would not deny his right to contest.

In short, its an endorsement for him to test his leadership acceptance by the larger UMNO delegates.

Some of the UMNO Kedah Division Heads at Seri Mentaloon

Some of the UMNO Kedah Division Heads at Seri Mentaloon

In his fiery speech, he explained at length that UMNO has been struggling for the interest of the rakyat, especially the Malays. “In the more recent times, the challenges are more intense which include attacks against the position and sanctity of Islam as the religion of the Federation.”

UMNO, said Mukhriz, must remain relevant and be rejunevated to ensure all the challenges are resolved.

Mukhriz contested UMNO Youth Exco in August 2004 and was elected with the highest votes. on 6 September 2008, he launched his ‘Berani Berubah’ campaign for UMNO Youth Chief. Even though he got the highest divisional nominations, he failed to win the UMNO Youth Chief post when the delegates voted on 26 March 2009.

After the 2009 UMNO party election, Sixth Prime Minister Najib formed his Cabinet on 6 April 2009. Mukhriz was appointed Deputy Minister of MITI.

This candidacy bring new hopes for the bigger demomination of UMNO members; the younger generation. This should be seen as the party rejuvenating itself, which is part of the Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s ‘Transformation Plan’ for UMNO, as per his acceptance speech at the UMNO General Assembly closing ceremony on 28 March 2009.

Some of Dato' Paduka Mukhriz's staunch supporters at Seri Mentaloon

Some of Dato’ Paduka Mukhriz’s staunch supporters at Seri Mentaloon

In this defining moment in Seri Mentaloon, Mukhriz also affirmed his and UMNO Kedah’s loyalty to Prime Minister Najib as UMNO President and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin as Deputy President. Amongst those who attended are Cabinet Ministers, Perlis UMNO Liaisons Chief Dato’ Seri Shahidan Kassim and Merbuk UMNO Chief Mej. Jen. (Rtd) Dato’ Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

The strong support shown so far, especially by many of the younger UMNO members and eligible delegates is a demonstration that they aspiration is for UMNO to have a ‘Succession Plan’.

The war cry for this campaign is

“BERANI BERUBAH!”

The Hashtag for social media sites Twitter and Facebook is

#MM4VP

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Published in: on September 19, 2013 at 16:45  Comments (9)  

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  1. Good move and good luck Mokhriz.

    Jaga jaga,Johari Baharum dan Basha. Ha ha ha.

  2. UMNO has finally found the RIGHT person to lead. A veteran politician once told that for a politician with power and responsibilities, he should come from a proper family background, with a good education and good character. Datuk Paduka Mukhriz is just the person. He is normal and pleasant. He is aware of our sovereignty, national interest and self-esteem. I am confident he will not sell my grandmother down river for SINGAPORE DOLLARS ! And best of all, he has commonsense, the ability to think out of a box, and compassionate. Well done, Malaysia !

    To be normal is the most difficult like Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was normal a whole lifetime !

  3. Let the VP posts be the catalyst for change looking forward. The entry of Mukhriz in the race gives delegates more options at contemplating the best 3 among the 6 candidates. It’d be disappointing if the results end with no changes. At least one or maybe two changes would be like a breath of fresh air.

  4. Further, I am confident as a leader of the UMNO, Datuk Paduka Muhkriz will not permit PAP cadres to be parachuted into Kuala Lumpur to look for ‘low hanging fruits’ and a PAP cadre to grab the post of Chief Editor of UMNO owned New Straits Times Press and a luscious SIME DARBY contract placed on his lap to ease his sufferings in the Ulus ! Vide.http://www.tangtalk.com/unusal.htm

  5. It is refreshing for me to note that most of our great Prime Ministers were aware that they were there riding on the Rakyat’s blood, sweat and toil especially the Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during his brilliant 22 year Administration !

  6. Subhanallah and alhamdulillah. Its the best news for many years for Malaysia.

    • DrM. The very best – after years of wayang-wayang by BUFFOONS since 2003 ! OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA DESERVES BETTER !

  7. interesting , since it’s free for all now , tok pa , husni , saifuddin , shahril can vie for vp post as well and ku li for deputy or president post as well , the argument for youth is irrelevant, its all about leadership and governance , what has mukhriz got to offer on these 2 areas………………..lets make umno more democratic…….

  8. Umno is safe if he wins. If not, umno can masuk kuboq…

    I think he will win with a stomping victory!


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