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I’m the PM candidate, not Zahid, Ismail says yet again

The prime minister says any change to the plan would have to go through the Umno Supreme Council and general assembly.

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Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Photo: Bernama
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Photo: Bernama

The allegation that one vote for Barisan Nasional (BN) is equivalent to one vote for BN chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to become prime minister is just a perception being played up by the opposition during the campaign period for the 15th general election (GE15), Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

He said there had been no change in the prime ministerial candidate from BN after GE15.

“I also heard about that, but I did correct that perception yesterday... the opposition only wants to create that perception, while I (already) said that the Umno Supreme Council and general assembly have already decided. If you want to change the decision, it must be done in the Supreme Council, it must be changed in the general assembly.

“As long as the Supreme Council does not decide otherwise (to change the prime minister candidate), what has been decided is still valid. As of today there is still no change,” he said in a press conference in Bera.

Previously, Zahid was reported to have said that Ismail remained BN's poster boy and candidate for the post of prime minister in GE15.

He said the coalition's stance on the matter would not change if BN succeeds in governing the country.

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