Jamal sets his sights on replacing KJ as Umno Youth chief

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Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos has expressed his desire to contest for the party's Youth chief post to replace incumbent Khairy Jamaluddin after the next general election.

According to the vocal politician, this might be an option if there is no seat for him to contest in the coming general election.

“If YB Budiman (Mohd Zohdi) contests for the Sungai Besar parliamentary seat, Datuk Imran (Tamrin) for the Sungai Panjang state seat and Cikgu Samad (Wahab) stands in the Sekinchan state seat, where can the Sungai Besar Umno division chief contest?

“If there is no place (to contest) in Sungai Besar, the division chief (Jamal) wants to contest for the Umno Youth chief post,” he was quoted as saying by Sinar Harian today.

Jamal was speaking after officiating at the Sungai Besar Umno meeting this afternoon.

Jamal, who became a household name after spearheading the red shirts movement and several protests, also asked the delegates if they would back him for the post.

“Will all of you support me?

“There is still a long way to go... we have to wait until after the next general election,” he said.

At a press conference later, Jamal refused to comment further on the matter. Among others, he was asked if he was qualified to contest for the Youth post.

“No comment...,” he said.

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