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Battle for Klang: Roselinda (left) and Nor Hayati.
KLANG: The race for the Klang Wanita Umno chief’s post saw an intense battle between a prominent party warlord’s daughter and the daughter-in-law of a former Umno strongman.
Datin Paduka Nor Hayati Onn is being challenged by Roselinda Abd Jamil, the division’s former Puteri chief. Nor Hayati is the daughter of former Selangor speaker Tan Sri Onn Ismail while Roselinda is the daughter-in-law of the former Port Klang assemblyman, the late Datuk Zakaria Mat Deros.
“The Wanita division polls is like a battleground in Palestine,” joked a division member.
The rivalry between the two was clearly visible with supporters of both sides trying to upstage each other during the division’s Wanita meeting at SMK Bukit Tinggi here yesterday.
Nor Hayati later retained her post.
Meanwhile, at the division’s Youth meeting at SMK Datuk Hamzah here, there was confusion over ballot papers.
Many had complained that the papers for division election and that for the national level were “almost similar”.
Division head Zainuri Zakaria said the ballot papers had confused many delegates who could not tell the difference between the two.
“I am sure this will result in many spoilt votes,” he said.
There was also a small commotion at the Youth election due to the absence of the contestants’ name list.
In the end, Zainuri had to write out the names on a white board as a guide for the delegates.
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