Umno candidates will turn to Hadi for power

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Zainuddin Maidin

The reality is that ‘Money is not the King but Power is the King” but Najib cannot give power to everyone.

I do not rule out the possibility that as the next General Election draws nearer, many Umno divisional chiefs and ex divisional chiefs of the party would meet up with PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang. At that time, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak would lean more towards the reality that ‘Money is not the King but Power is the King.

Najib cannot give power to everyone.

Already, former Umno Selayang deputy divisional chief Raja Ahmad Niza Raja Ismail, who still remains loyal to the party, has met with Hadi. His company, BYG Publisher, has also decided to publish ‘Prinsip Haji Hadi’ (Hadi’s Principles).

This has raised many questions. Raja Niza himself is a novelist, a noted political writer, and at one time a prominent journalist with Utusan Melayu.

I heard Raja Niza was sidelined in 2004 by Umno Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin. After the General Election, he wrote to the Prime Minister (then Abdullah Badawi) and queried about his position as Umno Selayang deputy divisional chief as he was not picked as a candidate.”

Unfortunately, there was no reply to his letter.

Although Raja Niza was sidelined in 2004, and his contributions for over 40 years to Umno was not appreciated, he went all out to campaign for the candidate who was chosen to stand in Kuang, the state seat which lies in his parliamentary constituency. He did not show his disappointment in any way at being sidelined as a candidate.

Among others, Raja Niza has been Umno Kuang Selatan branch chief, and in Kuang Timur, been on the committees in Selayang Youth and Selayang division, rose to become divisional information chief, divisional secretary, divisional vice chief, then divisional deputy and Umno Selangor Editor.

 

Zainuddin Maidin blogs at zamkata and was a former Information Minister and at one time the Editor in Chief of Utusan Melayu.

 

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