Perwakilan Rantau Panjang tidak puashati dengan kehadhiran perwakilan hantu
Terkini, Khairy memperolehi pencalunan dari Kuala Terengganu, dan Rantau Panjang.
Pencalunan di Rantau Panjang dimenangi dengan cara perwakilan hantu. Pada mula mesyuarat, perwakilan telah mempersoalkan kehadhiran perwakilan hantu dari jumlah perwakilan sebanyak 461 orang.
Pengerusi Tetap Pemuda UMNO Bahagian masih berdegil untuk meneruskan. Keadaan menjadi kecoh hingga memerlukan khidmat polis LSU untuk meleraikan pergaduhan.
Bahagian Rantau Panjang adalah bahagian yang mana berlaku penggantungan beberapa pemegang jawatan oleh Jawatankuasa Disiplin untuk membolehkan Ketua Bahagian pilihan orang tertentu menang tanpa bertanding.
Khairy memperolehi pencaluna untuk Ketua Pemuda dan "Ustaz" Reezal untuk Naib Ketua Pemuda.
Dilaporkan di Semporna Sabah minggu lalu, sumber Forum MyKMu menyatakan berlaku kertas undi melebihi dari jumlah perwakilan.
Sumber yang sama melaporkan Bahagian Kuala Nerus menangguhkan mesyuarat kerana Dato Nasir Ibrahim Fikri, yang dikenali sebagai proxy Khairy, menghadapi masaalah mendapatkan pencalunan dari akarumbi.
Adakah akan berlaku perwakilan hantu dan penipuan kertas undi di Kuala Nerus nanti?
Sementara itu, masih ada lagi usaha-usaha media perdana untuk menipu pembaca untuk memberi bayangan Khairy sedang mengejar.
Khairy dilaporkan dalam laporan The Star pukul 3 petang sebagai sudah meningkatkan pencalunan kepada 22 tetapi Mukhriz dikekalkan pada 40. Padahal menerima pencalunan ke 41 dari Merbok malam tadi.
Friday October 17, 2008 MYT 3:34:00 PM
Umno youth chief race: Khairy needs 16 more nominations
KUALA LUMPUR: As of 3pm on Friday, Umno Youth chief aspirant Khairy Jamaluddin picked up another nomination bringing his total to 22.
He received his latest nomination from Rantau Panjang division which met earlier on Friday.
Khairy who is the Umno Youth deputy chief and son-in-law of the Prime Minister needs another 16 nominations to qualify to contest the party Youth’s one number one.
His main challenger, Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, the son of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is already eligible to contest the Umno Youth chief post with 41 nominations as of 3pm.
Candidates need to secure a minimum of 38 nominations from the 191 division in order to be able to contest the seat. Former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Khir Toyo who is trailing, secured his 14th nomination for the post from the PJ Selatan division.
The fourth aspirant Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin still has only one nomination.
The Star, Friday October 17, 2008
Ruckus at Rantau Panjang Youth meeting
By IAN MCINTYRE
RANTAU PANJANG: The Rantau Panjang Umno division’s Youth delegates meeting turned chaotic Friday forcing the police to deploy a light strikeforce unit (LSU) to calm down the delegates who became hostile.
The unit from the Pasir Mas district police contingent promptly arrived and its presence restored order but still some Umno members remained defiant and stormed out of the meeting.
The wing’s permanent chairman Che Nordin Ibrahim ruled for the meeting to resume although there were some protests. Almost all of the 461 delegates from 144 branches were standing and exchanging barbs for several minutes until the police arrived.
The chaos erupted around 10am when Che Nordin was just beginning the meeting at SK Sri Kiambang here. Moments later, a delegate Suhaimi Che Hussin from the Taman Seri branch rose and questioned the number of delegates present, claiming that there exists phantom delegates among the 461 present.
“The number is not valid and there exists phantom voters. The meeting should be postponed untill all protests are settled by a neutral committee helmed by the state Umno liaison election steering and monitoring officials,” Suhaimi said.
The division’s Youth head Mohd Afandi Yusoff who was re-elected because his challenger was suspended by the Umno Disciplinary Board, said the protests were already resolved by the election steering committee. This resulted in a ruckus until the police were called in and the meeting resumed later amid a tense environment.
Outside, Mohd Affandi claimed that he was aware of an effort to cause provocation in the meeting for the past month but since the go-ahead was given to hold the meeting, they decided to proceed. He was re-elected after his challenger Fauzi Omar was suspended for three years by the disciplinary board.
The provocation likely occurred as some delegates were unhappy that three of its division leaders besides Fauzi were suspended.
The others suspended for three years on grounds of political sabotage are division head Datuk Mohd Zain Ismail, treasurer Ghazali Ismail and Rantau Panjang Umno division Wanita head Pauziah Che Wook.
Mohd Affandi denied that he was involved in the suspension of the four. The delegates later nominated Khairy Jamaluddin for the Umno Youth head post and Datuk Reeza Merican Naina Merican for the vice-head post.
* Update: 8:53 pm