Ketereh Umno division chief Annuar Musa says there have been no discussions about a certain group of leaders in the party supporting vice-president Ismail Sabri Yaakob to contest the post of Umno president.
“We never discussed this. I know that some people are spreading (news on) the line-up, but we never sat down and discussed the line-up and the contest.
“… we have very limited time and there is so much work to do,” he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur yesterday when asked about rumours on a flyer listing the new Umno leadership being shared on social media.
The poster, among others, listed Ismail as president, Annuar as deputy president, and Hishammuddin Hussein, Mahdzir Khalid and Khairy Jamaluddin as vice-presidents.
When asked about Perikatan Nasional chairman Muhyiddin Yassin’s request for the deputy prime minister and other Cabinet posts at his meeting with the prime minister, Annuar said it was not wrong to ask.
However, the communications and multimedia minister said it was up to the prime minister to decide.
“I don’t think it’s wrong to request… but the appointment of the deputy prime minister and ministers is the prerogative of the prime minister,” he said.