Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin says he will hold closed-door discussions with Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan on who will be contesting his seat in the 15th general election (GE15).
Mohamad had said on Sept 10 that he was indeed was vying for a parliamentary constituency in GE15 but had yet to decide which seat he would contest.
He said that as Umno deputy president, it was up to him which seat he would contest and that people saying he was going for the Rembau constituency was up to them and "not his concern".
Mohamad, popularly known as Tok Mat, added that the party’s priority at the moment was to strengthen and prepare the machinery in all divisions before deciding on seat distribution and candidates.
Khairy, who is also health minister, was earlier reported as saying that he had been asked to vacate the seat by Mohamad who wanted to run in his place.
"I have already said what I have to say. I’m not going to have this conversation in public anymore," Khairy said on the sidelines of an event in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
He added that he had spoken the truth but that the matter was best settled behind closed doors.