Party election postponed six months after GE

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 – The General Assembly 2021 approved a motion to postpone the party election for six months after the 15th General Election (GE15), said Deputy President Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
Mohamad, who is also the chairman of the party’s management committee, said the hot issues raised in the party lately had been resolved and he has asked Secretary-General Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan to immediately inform the Malaysian Registration of Societies (RoS).
“The motion has been approved that the party election will be held within six months after GE. We do not want a split in the party, do not take it lightly, defend the dignity of Umno.
“I also ask the Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob) to pay attention to this matter, if we write to the RoS, there should be no one to obstruct our party’s decision,” he said in his closing speech at the General Assembly.
The party elections are scheduled to be held no later than this December after being postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mohamad said the worrying thing if the election is held before the election was that there would be a split in the party.
“History shows clearly that every time there is a party election, there will be a split, we do not deny this, we do not want the parties in this good situation to rub against each other and split,” he said.
Mohamad said party unity was important for UMNO and Barisan Nasional to win the general election.
In this regard, he said all parties in the party should be vigilant with the announcement of the opposition party which always has a strategy to face the general election.
“Yesterday, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad mentioned that they will try to form a new coalition. We should be prepared.
Although BN won in style in the Melaka and Johor State Elections (PRN), its because they were divided,” he said.