Khairy says will settle contest for Rembau seat in private

Rembau incumbent Khairy Jamaluddin says he will discuss the candidate for his seat in the general election with Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 11, 2022.

REMBAU MP Khairy Jamaluddin said he will have discussions behind closed doors with Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan on who will be contesting his seat in the general election. 

Mohamad yesterday said that he was indeed vying for a parliamentary constituency in the elections, but has yet to decide which seat he would be contesting. 

He said that as Umno deputy president, it is up to him which seat he contests, and that people saying he is going for the Rembau seat “is not his concern”.

Mohamad said the party’s priority at the moment was to strengthen and prepare the machinery in all divisions first before deciding on the issue of seat distribution and candidates. 

Khairy had earlier been reported as saying that he was asked to vacate the seat by Mohamad, who wanted to run in his place.

“I have already said what I have to say. I’m not going to have this conversation in public anymore,” Khairy said.

He said this on the sidelines of the Malaysian Conference of Psychological Medicine 2022 at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur today. 

He said what he said earlier was the truth, but feels the matter is best settled behind closed doors. – Bernama, September 11, 2022.

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