I received a phone call from an UMNO member that the race is heating up for the No.2 posts. Guess what he said..? Muhd Muhd Taib is joining in the race as he has been getting calls nonstop especially from Sabah and Selangor who feels that he should give it a go. Just then, Natasha called and confirmed that Malaysiakini has posted this report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/90948
He today offered himself as a candidate for the deputy presidency of Umno, setting the stage for a heated and crowded contest. The Umno stalwart is the fourth prominent Umno leader to join the chase after former Youth chief Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, vice president Mohd Ali Rustam and Pulai division head Nur Jazlan Mohamed.
So its now turned into a Furnace and its all primed for a keenly fought battle of NO.2 man in UMNO and by convention the deputy president becomes the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. It is up to the delegates to decide who they want to nominate but there are a lot of politiking to be done in UMNO just yet before the final picture emerges.