I woke up this morning thinking of going back to legal practice after a lay off of about 9 years. Messrs. Shamsuddin & Co Advocates & Solicitors was formed in 1985 and Hazel Mohamad has taken charged since 2000 when I joined Dato' Sri Adnan Yaakob as a PolSec.
Now that DS Adnan had lost the Supreme Council seat in the UNMO election, his MB seat will also soon go? Ismail Sabri, JJ and Saifuddin are the Pahang candidates who had won handsomely. Ismail is No. 7, JJ No. 14 and Saifuddin No. 15. DS Adnan can't even take No. 25! The irony was, all three especially Ismail & Saifuddin offered to contest the seats after getting MB's blessing. JJ naturally had better networking than MB and had always been DS Najib's right hand man. MB and Siti Zaharah lost. Siti Zaharah is expected though?
But I am proud of the MB! He did not campaign. He did not go round the country asking for votes. He did not print his name cards. No t-shirts printed with his No. 7.
He now joined the other MBs from Johor, NS and Perlis. Seniority wise, Pahang MB is second to the Johor MB. The Perlis MB is the most junior of the three. The NS MB is a close friend of both the MB and I.
All MBs who had delivered during the last general election lost their SC seat. Pahang delivered 12 out of 14 Parliamentary seats to BN and 37 out of 42 State seats to BN. Yet Pahang MB can't even secure No. 25 in the UMNO race.
Soon "they" will get Tajuddin of Paya Besar to start the ball rolling by asking the MB to vacate his seat and there are those who had started counting the eggs.
I have known DS Adnan since I was 13 years old. I am now 51 years 2 days old and had celebrated my birthday at PWTC observing the last minute campaign by other candidates except my MB.
One thing for sure, DS Adnan is a man with Allah in his mind at all times and Allah knows what is good for Pahang.
I am game for anything too! As in golf, they know I will continue playing even if I am down at dormy 3! In bowling I will go for the strike home!