Is it a strong show by Sabah leader or a show of weak support by the Malay? How come non-Malay can win in a Malay base party election?
"Non-Malay you say?"
Yes, the fact is they are not Malay even though they might claim as one.
Yup, UMNO been around for 18 years in Sabah and look where Sabah is now. The last! Be it education, economy, development, you name it, we are the last!
SABAH emerged having one of the highest representations in Umno's top national leadership through:
- Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (Vice-President);
- Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman (Supreme Council 2,084 votes).
- Deputy Transport Minister and Beaufort Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin (Supreme Council 1,804 votes).
- Kinabatangan MP Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (Supreme Council 1,517 votes).
Shafie created history by becoming the first leader from Sabah to reach such a height in the party's 63-year history. The National Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister came in third to fill-up the final veep slot, out of eight contenders.
Shafie's achievement was commendable considering that Umno entered Sabah only 18 years ago in February 1991.
Earlier, Sabah also made a big impact after Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, the Papar Member of Parliament, won as Puteri Umno chief.DE
Except for tolerance and harmonious community regadless of race and religion, Sabah and Sarawak are the best!
And now they are jubilant just because they put up a good 'show'. For me, it's just a 'show'. Literally.