The ground is abuzz with word that Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam has taken the lead in the lively contest for the Umno deputy president’s post.

Ali Rustam, Melaka chief minister (left) and Muhyiddin Yassin the minister of International Trade (right).

Ali Rustam, Melaka chief minister (left) and Muhyiddin Yassin the minister of International Trade (right).

While there is no way of verifying this, a substantial number of political observers are convinced that Mohd Ali has overtaken International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, touted as the crowd favourite, to sit next to Datuk Seri Najib Razak in Umno’s highest ranks come March.

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