Online conference if MCO and emergency continue

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31  – The UMNO General Assembly will proceed should the emergency and Movement Control Order (MCO) are still enforced.

Secretary-General Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said the assembly which normally observed grand attendance will be notified on the back of the rising Covid-19 pandemic.

“Dates for the management and Supreme Council meetings will only be set once the General Assembly convenes. If the MCO and emergency still in place, it will be conducted online.

“UMNO will march on for the Malaysians irrespective of what the challenges are. We will continue the struggle,” he said in a Twitter account @ahmadmaslan today.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah had on January 12 agreed to the nationwide emergency until August 1 or a much earlier date as a move to contain the pandemic.

Ahmad had on January 18 said the 2020 General Assembly which was supposed to convene yesterday has been postponed in line with the King’s decree.

New dates for the meetings and assembly will be announced later. In fact, party President Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was quoted as giving his consent for the party election at all levels be held this year at a conducive dates.

UMNO Information Chief Shahril Hamdan said on January 7 that Supreme Council has decided that a motion to cut off any relation with PPBM (Bersatu) and at the same time retain its cooperation with Pas, will be taken to the general assembly.

The assembly will look into the matter before making any final decisions, as stipulated in UMNO’s Constitution.