Wednesday, November 25, 2020

No Umno general assembly this year

The party cites the Covid-19 pandemic as reason to postpone the meeting by six months.

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Its secretary-general Ahmad Maslan said the party would hold its divisional meetings some time in March or April next year, with the general assembly in May or June.

“A specific date will be announced later,” he said in a statement, adding that the decision had received majority support from the Umno Supreme Council.

Ahmad said the decision was in line with the party constitution, which states that Umno’s annual general assembly must be held within 18 months of its last meeting.

Umno last held its meeting in December.

The decision will affect 191 Umno divisions nationwide, where more than 760 meetings would have been held.

“As there will be many gatherings involving thousands of people, there is a risk that it could spread Covid-19,” said Ahmad.

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