I have to admit that I got all excited when I saw this OutSyedtheBox's headline,
Mukhriz Bertanding Naib Presiden
I really thought that Syed Akbar Ali had a major scoop. It turned out that it's just another "what if" scenario posting.
Well, I was actually hoping that the headline is for real.
Really, isn't it good if Umno has a good new younger leader at its upper echelon. Someone fresh and had done good and will probably do more for agama, bangsa dan negara.
Who else among the younger Umno leaders who could fit the bill other than Mukhriz?
Really, this is not because his father is Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. It's because there seem to be no one else who is a better candidate.
Ok, name me a better one - Khairi Jamaluddin? Razali Ibrahim ? Idris Haron? Zambrey? Khaled Nordin? Ahmad Maslan? Sabrey Chik?
Well, it turned out that Syed Akbar Ali was hoping for Mukhriz to contest for VP post so as to push incumbent VP DS Ahmad Zahid Hamidi up to number two and TS Muhyiddin Yassin to number one. It's his "geram kat Najib" bug at work again, I guess. I have a lot of respect for this Tuan Syed but I wouldn't agree with him on this point just yet.
After all, the super pro-BN blog Unspinners had this posting just now which looks quite promising,
Najib umum Polisi Ekonomi Baru Bumiputera pada Sept 14
The person who wrote that posting sounds quite officious, that the tone feels like it was some sorts of an official statement from the PM's office.
Well, let's wait for Sept 14 and see what it's all about. I really hope it's something good. Otherwise....hard to say la what will happen after that.
Whatever it is, I'm still going to hope for Mukhriz to contest for a VP post.