The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has approved the application on Umno's constitutional amendment with a slight change effective July 29, Umno secretary-general Ahmad Maslan says.
Ahmad said he received the notification in a letter from the RoS yesterday evening.
"RoS agreed with the amendment of Umno's constitution so that the party’s elections at all levels be held no more than six months after the general election (GE) is held.
"RoS also requested that one election should be held in one GE term, meaning that Umno's election for this term will only be held no later than six months after GE15 is held," he said in a statement.
In May, Umno passed an amendment to the party’s constitution which would enable party elections to be held no more than six months after a GE, to give space to members to focus on election work. A notice on the constitutional amendment was submitted to the RoS on May 17.
On July 7, the RoS was reported to have said that a decision on Umno's constitutional amendment application would be known by July 16 at the latest.
Umno previously postponed its elections at all branch, division and Supreme Council levels for 18 months after the 2018/2021 term ended on June 30 last year.
The 18-month period will end at the end of this year and the 2021/2023 Umno elections must be held before Dec 30, 2022.