Umno Polls: Nine Division Chiefs Elected Unopposed In Penang

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Four other divisions, namely Tasek Gelugor, Batu Kawan, Nibong Tebal and Balik Pulau, will see either a straight or three-cornered fight

GEORGE TOWN, March 4 ― Nine Umno division chiefs in Penang have defended their posts unopposed in the ongoing party elections.

They are state Umno liaison committee chairman Musa Sheikh Fadzir in Bukit Mertajam division, Reezal Merican Naina Merican (Kepala Batas), Shaik Hussein Mydin (Bagan) and Mohd Zaidi Mohd Said (Permatang Pauh).

Five others are Ahmad Ismail (Bukit Bendera), Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman (Jelutong), Omar Faudzar (Bukit Gelugor), Mansor Musa (Bayan Baru) and Jeffrey Salim (Tanjong).

When contacted by Bernama, Musa said four other divisions, namely Tasek Gelugor, Batu Kawan, Nibong Tebal and Balik Pulau, will see either a straight or three-cornered fight.

He said 10 individuals, including division chiefs of the four Umno divisions, have offered to contest the posts.

“In Tasek Gelugor, division chief Mohd Yusoff Mohd Noor, who is also Sungai Dua assemblyman, will be challenged by his deputy Ibrahim Romli and former Permatang Berangan assemblyman Omar Abd Hamid.

“Batu Kawan division chief Mohd Noor Ahmad will be up against his deputy Mohamad Hilmie Ibrahim, while Nibong Tebal will see a three-cornered fight between incumbent  Syafie Kassim, his deputy Rashidi Zainol and former Sungai Bakap assemblyman Mohd Foad Mat Isa,” Musa said.

Meanwhile, Balik Pulau Umno division chief Shah Headan Ayoob Shah will be challenged by former Pulau Betong assemblyman Muhammad Farid Saad to defend his post.

The Umno polls began on February 1 and will run until March 18. ― Bernama