Saturday, August 09, 2008


Malaysiakini reported that UMNO faces a daunting task in wresting Permatang Pauh from PKR, and it’s not merely because Barisan Nasional (BN) has to contend with a formidable opponent in opposition icon Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim but all is not well in the Permatang Pauh UMNO Division because of current infighting among several of their leaders to control the division leadership.

Some 48 of the division’s 91 branches have held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and their nominations for the Division Chairperson post are split among several local leaders.

UMNO leaders observe that the split in the division could seriously dampen BN's attempt to seize the parliamentary seat, which Datuk Seri Anwar has made his political bastion since his electoral debut in 1982.

Acknowledging that the battle for Permatang Pauh division leadership would endanger BN's attempt to pose any challenge to Datuk Seri Anwar, UMNO has wisely decided to postpone the remaining 43 branch AGMs until after the by-election.

So, what is UMNO talking about. If UMNO is unable to settle its own internal crisis effectively, come this by-election on 26 August 2008, Datuk Seri Anwar will win with a much more majority than any other previous elections.

UMNO or BN should stop bullshitting the public with lies.

news courtesy of Malaysiakini