KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin has defended his post as an Umno vice-president, while Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail and Federal Territories Umno chief Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani have laid claim to the other two vice-president posts.
Wan Rosdy gained the most votes (116 divisions), followed by Khaled (104 divisions) and Johari (96 divisions), said a report from Malaysiakini which cited unofficial results.
Previous vice-presidents Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Datuk Mahdzir Khalid both did not defend their posts although the former remains as the Bera Umno division chief.
Those who failed to make the cut were Law Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican, former Johor menteri besar Datuk Hasni Mohamad and relative unknown Mohd Yusof Musa.
Two of the party’s 191 divisions were suspended for irregularities in the voting process, leaving a total of 189 divisions, which included 164,000 members who took part in voting the past two months.
Previously, Merlimau assemblyman Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh won the Umno Youth chief post, defeating three other candidates.
Meanwhile, Datuk Seri Noraini Ahmad managed to defend her post as Wanita chief against the previously retired Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.
Datuk Nurul Amal Mohd Fauzi, formerly the Puteri deputy chief, is now leading the wing.
Yesterday, the Lahad Datu Umno division delegates meeting was marred by a fight believed to be a result of provocation that resulted in two individuals being injured.
Lahad Datu district police chief ACP Rohan Shah Ahmad said in the 2.45pm incident, one of the injured was identified as an Umno employee from the Sabah Umno Liaison Committee Office while the other is a member of the Lahad Datu Division Umno Youth Committee.
The party elections and annual meetings kicked off on February 1 until Friday, while the results started to trickle in last night.