Commentary and Analysis

Latest Breaking News

Latest Videos

Your Ad Here

More enter race for number 2 - Malaysiakini

Malaysiakini's report:

Umno vice president Muhyiddin Yassin this morning announced that he would be contesting for the deputy president post in the party polls next March.


"My chances are very good. I am confident of winning," he told reporters, accompanied by about 30 party leaders.

His announcement did not come as a surprise as it was expected that he would be the ideal running mate for Prime Minister-designate Najib Abdul Razak.

Najib offered himself for the top post yesterday.

Party president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is not defending his post and has agreed to hand over powers to Najib, if he wins the party polls, next March.

Apart from Muhyiddin, the other big guns going for the No 2 slot are vice president Mohd Ali Rustam, Umno information chief Muhammad Muhd Taib and newcomer Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

By convention the deputy president of the party also becomes the deputy prime minister -

Every man for himself as the race becomes more and more crowded.