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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Umno party election in June will not be postponed

 


Umno has never made a decision to postpone the party election slated for June this year.

A party source said some supreme council members had attempted to raise the issue during the meeting but it was never discussed.

Earlier, Suara TV reported that Umno was expected to postpone the party election this year to prepare for the next general election, expected to be held after the emergency order is lifted on Aug 1.

"So far, there's no issue in regard to the party election. It was never discussed in the supreme council meeting although there was an attempt to raise about the postponement," the source told Malaysiakini.

The source added that the motion to postpone the 2021 party election was presented in a meeting of the supreme council which took place in Janda Baik, Pahang, on Feb 19.

However, the discussion on it has been postponed after the Umno general assembly 2020 which will take place this month.

Based on the Umno constitution, the supreme council has the power to postpone the party election for 18 months after the original date.

Prior to this, several Umno leaders including president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi stressed that the party election will be held this year.

The party election must be held every three years with the last election being on June 30, 2018. The mandate of the current Umno leadership will end on June 30, 2021.

Meanwhile, Umno supreme council member Razlan Rafii said he was informed that Zahid will proceed with the party election this year.

"If I'm not mistaken, after the meeting in Janda Baik, the president said the party election will proceed this year," he said. - Mkini

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