Saturday, June 19, 2010


There will be a six way battle for the Deputy Presidents post at the FAM Congress next month.

While incumbent Khairy Jamaluddin has declined to seek re-election, there is no shortage of candidates for the two Deputy President's positions.

Dato Redzuan Sheikh Ahmad is the other serving DP and has been re-nominated but it is learnt that he will decline the nomination at a press conference said to be scheduled next Wednesday,

While former DP Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah is in the fray as one of the six candidates, it is learnt that he received just two nominations due to his late notification of interest as the affiliates had already submitted their list earlier.

In contrast Tan Sri Annuar Musa received nine nominations and is favoured to go through together with Tengku Abdullah.

The other candidates in the fray are former Perlis MB Datuk Shahidan Kassim, current vice president Datuk Che Mat Jusoh and Selangor FA Deputy President Datuk Mokhtar Ahmad.

The vice presidents contest will see 12 candidates for the four positions. Trying to defend their seats are Datuk Che Mat Jusoh and Datuk Appandi Hamzah. Two other VP's Datuk Gulzar and Hj Ahmad had quit before their term was up.

The front runner is FA Selangor Sec Gen Datuk Hamidin Ahmad who received 12 nominations.