Ahmad Zahid set to win Umno contest, says pollster

Zulkifli Sulong

Umno presidential candidate Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's face festoons party headquarters as the elections near. – – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 29, 2018.

IT’S going to be status quo in Umno with Ahmad Zahid Hamidi leading with 51% of the vote and Khairy Jamaluddin far behind with six percent in the presidential race.

This is according to an Ilham Centre study, which also found that Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah is set to secure 35% of the division votes in the race for the presidency.

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  • New faces and fresh ideas. This is the best way forward.

    Posted 3 years ago by Henry Mancini Jr

  • When will people understand UMNO today is UMNO Baru - the descendent of "Pencuri Lampu Ajaib" - they know NOTHING of the original UMNO - they are prodigal inheritors all of them - all of them fully understand why Najib and Rosmah did what they did - they are NOT shocked at all - they are only shocked by their losing power. They do not want to change, they want to get back power, they think they only made mistakes NOT that they did anything wrong.

    Posted 3 years ago by Bigjoe Lam

  • Go ahead and win the post of president. It does not matter anymore as Umno is a toothless tiger. Both Zahid and Ku Li have no where else to go. Both their capabilities and abilities have hit the ceiling. They do not have capacity to make changes and will fall on their same repertoire which are outdated or even obsolete to move the wave for a New Malaysia Era. The older Malays of Umno yesteryears are very resistant to changes and only lips services to keep on hookwinking their own ignorant and less educated members. No wonder many migrated to PAS hoping to seek salvation but actually are drowning themselves in initial emotional displacement. Those who have embraced PAS will soon realise that the Islamic party have only political ambitions and are only using religion in their guise to accquire dominance and not in providing the real path of religious sanctity. All brouhaha will fade soon when many of them become disenchanted as the reality aspect hit them hard that PAS is capable to be as corrupted as Umno after tasting success and plenty of money given to them.

    Posted 3 years ago by Lee Lee