Many things have been happening with my life, such as covering for my boss when he was away, negotiating 2 Suppy Contracts, getting stuck into some re-org input then going with the family to an 'away day' in Terengganu to boot (I'm still here!). And all this whilst still recovering from my slipped disc and suffering from a computer glitch that stops me from going on line at home!
Nevertheless, I was compelled to comment on the following development. Fyi, many Pemuda UMNO members were waiting for the announcement of this exco as a sign of KJ changing for the better, with a few moves to perhaps bridge the on-going disunity in the wake of his 'unlikely' 'win' as Ketua Pemuda. The announcement of the Ketua-Ketua Pemuda Negeri and the Exco Lantikan was hence critically viewed by many.
No one expects KJ not to appoint those most likely to be loyal to him. Indeed, I cannot fault the appointment of Sdr Maslin Sham as KP Perak and the appointment of Sdr Abu Jimi as KP Pahang is a nice surprise. Some were no brainers of course, with Dato' Rozabil being Treasurer and Sdr Areef being a Pemangku only, of course Sdr Mohsin was chosen as KP Perlis, despite his fierce independence during the contest.
However, there was clear disappointment with a couple of the Exco Lantikan and Ketua Pemuda Negeri choices, as they were seen as divisive and lacking tact that would otherwise be needed to re-unite the party. There also seemed to be awkward choices... for instance, why was Sdr Mohd Faizal Ramli made Exco Lantikan to represent Negeri Sembilan, which has no Exco members, when he was earlier dropped from being a YB? (Whilst this was then under KJ's influence?!)
There may not have been many choices, as for instance, many approached by KJ may well have said a flat no. Some who were 'tested' were happy to be invited so they could say 'NO!' loudly. (Hmmm... wonder why I know?) Nevertheless, those in the Klang Valley certainly and many other states ... too many other states ... will continue to grimance.
In any case, at least KJ's 'network' is more transparent now. Question then would be, would they survive his coming removal as Ketua Pemuda? Jeng, jeng, jeng...
OK... gotta get back to the wife now... ta! ;-)