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Umno to convene on May 15 to allow stopping of party polls until after GE

A special general assembly will be held in order to ratify the proposal made at the party's gathering last month.

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Umno delegates gather for the party's general assembly at the World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur last month.
Umno delegates gather for the party's general assembly at the World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur last month.

Umno will hold a special general assembly on May 15 to ratify an amendment to its constitution which would allow the postponement of party elections until after a general election.

In a letter addressed to division heads, Umno secretary-general Ahmad Maslan said this was in line with the decision made at the general assembly last month.

“The proposal had urged amendments to the party’s constitution in relation to the clause on elections being held in a timely manner, by stipulating that the party elections should be held within a period of six months after each general election is conducted,” he said.

“This is to ensure that the party’s entire strength can be focused on facing the general election without any threat or risk of divisions.”

Ahmad said this proposal must be ratified at a special general assembly, according to Clause 30 of the Umno constitution in order to permit the amendment.

“Pursuant to that, the Umno Supreme Council which met on April 14 agreed that a special general assembly must be held.

“Umno delegates are required to attend, to carry out their responsibility to make this assembly a success,” he said.

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