Sunday 22 September 2013

Maznah the saviour

I remember Datuk Maznah Mazlan most for an incident at a function in Kuantan many years ago.

I was singing on stage and she was laughing so hard because of it that her face turned very red.

You see, I'm actually tone deaf and can't sing at all. However, I was forced to perform a number for that function by everyone present and when I obliged, it turned into a comedy horror show.

It was a dangdut song, complete with a bit of dancing.

Maznah and her husband were guest of honor at that function.

My impression of her at that time was that she is a pleasant and very sporting lady.

Yesterday, I was pleasantly shocked when it turned out that she is challenging Wanita chief incumbent DS Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

Her nomination papers were filed just 10 minutes before the closing of Umno election nomination process.

I guess she had wanted to avoid being pressured by certain quarters not to contest against Shahrizat.

I pray that she will stay the course.

If not for her candidacy, I would had written off Wanita Umno.

The other contender for the post is Raihan Sulaiman, a feather weight candidate who is not a serious contender at all.

Maznah, who is a loyalist of former Wanita chief DS Rafidah Aziz on the other hand is a really credible candidate and have a support base of her own within the movement.

She is in fact even more credible as a challenger than former Puteri chief DS Azalina Othman who had earlier voiced her intention to challenge Shahrizat but pulled out a few days ago.

Even if Maznah eventually lose in this contest, at least her candidacy would dispel the perception that Wanita is a movement devoid of credible leaders that it has to accept Shahrizat as being the only choice to led it.

Meanwhile, the three Umno vice-president incumbents have formed an alliance to maintain the status quo.

DS Hishammudin Hussein, DS Shafie Apdal and DS Ahmad Zahid Hamidi tried to deny that they will be working as a team but even a person with only half a brain would know that they were just so full of shit when they said that.

It was so obvious.

And their target is definitely Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir.

I will write about this in detail in my next posting.


  1. List of candidates for the top posts at Umno's polls next month:

    PRESIDENT: Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak (Incumbent/Won uncontested)

    DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (Incumbent/Won uncontested)

    1. Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (Incumbent)
    2. Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (Incumbent)
    3. Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (Incumbent)
    4. Tan Sri Mohd. Isa Abdul Samad
    5. Datuk Mukhriz Tun Dr. Mahathir
    6. Datuk Seri Mohd. Ali Rustam

    1. Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (Incumbent)
    2. Raihan Suleiman Palestin
    3. Datuk Maznah Mazlan

    1. Datuk Suraya Yaacub
    2. Datuk Azizah Mohd. Dun
    3. Datuk Hamidah Osman

    1. Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar - (Incumbent)
    2. Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Sanusi
    3. Syed Rosli Syed Harman Jamalullail
    4. Abd. Karim Ali
    5. Irwan Ambak Khalid Izhar

    1. Jamawi Jaafar
    2. Lokman Noor Adam
    3. Mohd Iruan Zulkefli
    4. Khairul Azwan Harun

    1. Mas Ermieyanti Shamsudin
    2. Jamilah Hanim Othman

    1. Datin Norsabrina Mohd. Noor
    2. Zahida Zarikh Khan
    3. Nazliah Ali

    How many melayu?
    How many indians?
    How many mat saleh?

    1. nama-nama yg disebut atas kebanyakkan adalah kaki rasuah, kaki perempuan, kaki pukul, kaki kelentong,dan ada pulak yg disyaki kaki bunuh.

      Macam mana UMNO ni ??

    2. hehehe asal bukan keling..

    3. kaki2 yang lain boleh diagak, tapi mani satu yang kaki pukul?

  2. .. how annoying that the Top 2 posts won uncontested. Semakin menjadi-jadilah agaknya con-sultans Najib lepas ni meyapu bersih harta negara sebelum kalah PRU14.

    How sad that UMNO, parti keramat orang Melayu turned out like this. Di ketuai pemimpin yang tak berjiwa Melayu.

  3. REF: "You see, I'm actually tone deaf and can't sing at all. However, I was forced to perform a number for that function by everyone present and when I obliged, it turned into a comedy horror show."

    Never mind Auntie Annie, you try saje training your tonal scales until we make duet together sometime ya? but please no dangdut, maybe dondang sayang?

    1. Too bad. your horse always finiswh last. remember gani?

    2. Yup, listen to the woman who changed her brain ..... cos no individual has to live their whole lives constrained by their childhood learning disabilities.

  4. Annie please do a poll for ketua wanita umno spot. i met datuk maznah few times too and she is approachable and down to earth i felt. And i think she can the voice or i hope she can be the voice for women in middle malaysia who have had to work hard to get where they are compared to women who use status as their means to access. Its a pity the system does not allow outsiders to vote, i wld vote her in.

  5. Jom Annie. Kita berkempen untuk Maznah dalam blog ko. Pemilihan bulan depan. Dalam sebulan ni kita go all out.


    The supporters of the three incumbents - Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal - would likely vote en-bloc for the trio, leaving the remaining members to split their votes among Mukhriz, Datuk Seri Ali Rustam and Tan Sri Abdul Isa Samad, the posts’ fresh aspirants.

    “Mukhriz also suffers the disadvantage of being seen as having a hand in the contentious and controversial TPPA negotiations when he was deputy minister of international trade and industry during the last four years,” Lim told The Malay Mail Online via email yesterday, referring to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

    “His loss would signify that Dr Mahathir’s influence in Umno is much less than appears from the media coverage given to it,” added the analyst, referring to the former prime minister who had led the country for over two decades.

    Mukhriz’s entry in the crowded race is seen as the Umno “old guard’s” desire to preserve right-wing leanings in the dominant Malay party.

    Datuk Dr Shamsul Amri Baharuddin, political analyst from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, however said that Mukhriz currently does not have “that many” supporters, despite his backing from pro-Mahathir bloggers.

  7. Biarlah Zahid Hamidi, Hishamuddin dan Shafie Afdal berkerja satu team untuk jawatan Naib Presiden UMNO. Ialah untuk survival politik mereka.
    Tapi jangan lupa manusia merancang, Allah swt juga yang menentukan. Jika Mukhriz jujur dan ikhlas dalam perjuangannya, kemenangan akan berpihak kepada beliau. Insya Allah!
    Begitu juga dengan Maznah Mazlan. Saya yakin dengan kebolehannya. Kalau saya boleh mengundi, undi saya juga untuknya.
    Wahai perwakilan kalau anda sayangkan parti anda tolong bersihkan parti daripada dikuasai oleh pemimpin peminmpin yang ada sejarah hitamnya atau sejarah kelabu!

  8. Hidup Maznah... I would rather pick her as a head of wanita....then Kak Ijat NFC.

  9. Just like any other UMNO sandiwaras, Maznah was "planted", knowing very well that she will lose miserably to Sharizah. Just to show to the world that Sharizat is still popular amongst the makciks and she won fair and square.

    That will be the end of Maznah's political career but she would be very well compensated, perhaps chairmanship of another government controlled corporation.

    Not bad eh??

  10. Annie, i posted on yr blog about the zahid-hisham-shafie pact several weeks back. they are campaigning as a team. their machinery already very active canvassing AND MONEY IS ALREADY BEING DISHED OUT, LOTS OF IT! therefore the odds against mukriz are very formidable. not mission impossible though as umno grassroots members really want to see some changes in the lineup. among the veeps, hisham in particular is seen as a non-performer. problem is najib wants his cousin retained, performing or otherwise.

  11. I like Maznah for her sense of humor. Meet her once and we talked about " orang kampong issues" and she is a grass roots leader. My vote goes to her.

  12. Wanita wing needs a new leader to redeem its political trust and image.  The Wanita members know this, and Shahrizat to be replaced is politically necessary.

    The entry of Datuk Maznah and Raihan will make the different in this coming Umno election. Raihan says Shahrizat has became the target of 'insults and jibes'. This rundown was felt by thousands of Wanita wing machinery during their campaign of appellant in  last general election. I think Datuk Maznah is the right choice.

  13. UMNO memerlukan pemimpin2 yg bersih dari segala gejala rasuah,skandal,tak beramanah,kepentingan diri menggunakan parti sebagai landasan perjuangan,tidak ada pendirian. demi kepentingan agama,bangsa dan negara.selamat berjaya Mukhriz,dan Maznah...

  14. Yes! Finally a reasonable contender. There is hope for Wanita then.