BATU GAJAH: Umno supreme council member Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik has received a surprise nomination for the post of vice-president from the Batu Gajah Umno division.
It was Rahim’s first nomination for the post from Perak.
Batu Gajah Umno division chief Datuk Mohamad Yusoff Kassim said Rahim was a hardworking man and was capable of uniting the members.
“We all know his capabilities as Risda chairman and he can work together with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak,” said Mohamad Yusoff after the division met on Sunday.
The division also nominated Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin for the vice-president post.
Earlier, the division named Najib as candidate for the party presidency and Datuk Seri Ali Rustam for the deputy president’s post.