ANN/THE STAR – United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) will publish the letter from the Registrar of Societies (ROS) approving the motion that the posts of president and deputy president will not be challenged in the party’s elections this year.
UMNO President Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he would ask party secretary-general Ahmad Maslan to see to this so that all UMNO members are informed.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also Rural and Regional Development Minister, said it is hoped that the ROS letter could bring to an end any polemic against the motion approved during the 2022 UMNO general assembly last January.
“The UMNO general assembly is the party’s highest decision-making body and the rules and constitution were adhered so the decision is final and we will end the polemics against the resolution,” he said yesterday.
Earlier, Ahmad Zahid attended a ceremony to introduce Kedah and Perlis candidates contesting the upcoming party elections, Also present was UMNO Deputy President Mohamad Hasan.
On Saturday, Ahmad Zahid informed that UMNO had received a letter from Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail regarding the ROS decision on Friday.
Earlier, Umno Vice-President Ismail Sabri Yaakob asked Ahmad Zahid to produce the letter from ROS following the controversy over the no-contest motion passed at the 2022 UMNO general assembly.
In his speech yesterday, Ahmad Zahid urged UMNO leaders not to try to topple the government to ensure that the party remains relevant and strong so that it will be accepted by the people again, especially with six state elections coming up.
“The government and Malaysia Madani must be defended and all those who will lead UMNO at the supreme council, Wanita, Youth and Puteri levels must work as a team so that we are not threatened,” he said.
He also reminded delegates who are voting to choose candidates who are able to strengthen the party and do not have an agenda to create rivalry within the party.
“We celebrate diversity of opinion but the party can no longer afford to have several camps with different agendas,” he said.