ALOR SETAR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s son, the Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir will contest to be the next UMNO vice president.
Mukhriz, 48, will join a tight six-cornered fight with incumbents Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
Mukhriz said that, he wants to bring new hope to the UMNO members and supporters who wanted to see changes in the party.
He said, “What I’m offering is a sense of hope for members that UMNO is truly changing and that it’s making itself relevant to the young,”
The other candidates that will contest for the vice president’s post are former Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam and Felda chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad.