Monday, 22 December 2008

Rubin new Tenom Umno chief

Former Assistant Minister Datuk Rubin Balang won the Tenom Umno divisional chief post after garnering 189 votes, defeating incumbent former Tenom Member of Parliament Datuk Rizalman Abdullah who polled 133 votes.

The result was announced about 9pm last night after both leaders requested for recount of votes. All in all the votes were counted 10 times.

During the series of recount, there were times when Rubin, who is Kemabong Assemblyman, lost to Rizalman by one vote and Rizalman lost to Rubin by 2 votes. The conference and election was attended by 325 delegates.
This election was the second when the first one in October, where Rizalman was declared winning the post uncontested, was declared void.

Suhaili Guraman was elected deputy chief.

Meanwhile, the division nominated Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as the party's president and International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as deputy president.

For the three vice president seats, it nominated Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar and former Melaka Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik.


northborneo said...

susah nak kira.

Anonymous said...

For Tenom Folks,
Najib will be in Sabah early next year to take a maiden ride on the recently 'upgraded railway track' from Papar to Beaufort. After that he will announce a budget of RM300mil will be allocated to Sabah and especially the Railway Department to upgrade again the track from Beaufort to Tenom. The contract will be awarded to the same contractor who did not complete his earlier contact on the same section of the track.
This is BN, anything Boleh!