Good-bye, Syed Hamid? So far, in Kota Tinggi where Syed Hamid is the incumbent division head, three Umno branches have nominated to retain him.
Ten have nominated Daeng Malik, his opponent.
The Kota Tinggi division has 46 branches.
Yesterday, Daeng Malik applied for an injunction against Syed Hamid to bar him from further defaming him. It seems that Syed Hamid has been going around to tell members his opponent is a bankrupt. Daeng's contention is that a bankrupt cannot stand for party elections, anyway.
Syed Hamid's popularity is at its lowest. When he was Foreign Minister, we lost Pulau Batu Putih, the crooked bridge, and the Majidee camp. He also sued a journalist who had just completed a tour of duty in war-torn Iraq in 2003.
PM Badawi promoted Syed Hamid as Home Minister after the General Election in March.