PM's unpopular son-in-law to contest in safe seat. The Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar has confirmed that Khairy Jamaluddin's name is on the list of Umno candidates to contest in the Rembau parliamentary seat (P131) during the next general election, expected next month.
Blogger Hard-T, who was one of the first to break the CSL sex video story on blogospere, has the Rembau's Rambo piece HERE. He also also included a 23/5/2003 article quoting the then Prime Minister Dr Mahathir saying none of his sons would be allowed to contest an election as long as he was still PM (Dr Mahathir says his children will not contest in elections - NST).
As Umno President, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has the final say on who from the party will be fielded where, says Bernama here.
Me, I don't think Khairy lobbied to be a candidate. And Pak Lah is no Dr Mahathir. In any case, as Aisehman put it last week, Rembau is safe and KJ a shoo-in.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Neo-Nepotism in Malaysia
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