With immediate effect. And Muhammad Muhd Taib takes over....
Khir, former Selangor Menteri Besar is taking full responsibility for the BN's defeat in Selangor in the March 8 elections -- though I know the blame was not his alone. But he was the State BN chief......
Khir also apologised for the defeat.
Khir made the announcement at a Press conference last night.
APOLOGY accepted, Khir. I won't rub it in anymore. As I have said, I am not laying the blame wholly on you.
Mat Tyson's appointment?
Khir said Umno president and PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had agreed in principle (after discussion with Khir) to appoint Muhammad as the new State BN and Umno chief.
Ok ok... you may think -- rightly or wrongly that anyone is better than Khir! But Mat Tyson?
Besides, isn't he already a Minister?
I suppose we are desperate. And didn't someone say that Pak Lah and Khairy are impressed by that magical touch of his with the party grassroots?
His "common touch" skills are good...I can attest to that, having seen him in action. But that was years ago! I suppose he has never lost it.
So never mind his reputation in other departments, but as far as this leadership is concerned -- Muhammad Muhd Taib is DE MAN for Selangor Umno. Maybe he is...
Talk about resurrection of a political career!
Well....good luck, Selangor Umno!
Read Bernama on Khir's resignation here.