PETALING JAYA: Blogger Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris - better known as Papagomo - will contest the Umno Youth Exco position in the upcoming party polls set for June 30.
"I humbly ask for the support of all Umno members to give me a chance to serve and rise together with the leaders of Umno Youth," the 35-year-old said on his Facebook page on Tuesday (June 5) night.
In a poster to announce his candidacy for the post, Wan Muhammad listed down his previous political and non-governmental organisation positions.
In the list, Wan Muhammad was the Umno committee member for the Wangsa Maju branch from 2013 to 2018. He has also been the Malaysia Bumiputera Brotherhood president from 2014.
Wan Muhammad Azri was last in the media in April when he declared his intention to challenge Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail for the Pandan seat in GE14.
However, he was a no-show on Nomination Day.
Prior to this, Papagomo had lost a defamation suit brought against him by PKR de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
He paid Anwar RM900,000 in the suit.
This was not Wan Muhammad Azri's first time in the courtroom, as he had pleaded guilty in 2016 to three charges linked to the assault of a foreign worker.
He had been charged under Section 323 of the Penal Code for slapping, punching and kicking Pakistani worker Khuram Shahzad in front of lot number ED-03-03A at Starparc mall, Wangsa Maju here at 1.30pm on Jan 29 2016.