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Umno to hold special general assembly to amend party constitution

Two clauses of the constitution will be amended, including one on the membership of those who leave the party or contest as an independent or a candidate for another party during an election.

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Umno delegates attend the general assembly at the World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur on March 19 this year.
Umno delegates attend the general assembly at the World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur on March 19 this year.

A special Umno general assembly will be held to amend two clauses of the party constitution, says Umno secretary-general Ahmad Maslan.

He said that notice of the special general assembly had been issued to the division chiefs, division secretaries, as well as secretaries of the women, youth and Puteri wings through a letter dated Dec 13.

"The special general assembly will be held after the president’s policy speech on Jan 13, 2023, at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur," he told reporters after holding a meeting with residents of Taman Seri Api-Api in Pontian yesterday.

Ahmad said the amendment involved Clause 20.11 which states that the membership of Umno members will be automatically revoked if they leave the party or contest as an independent or a candidate for another party during an election.

He said the amendment was to ensure that the party constitution is in line with the amendments to the Federal Constitution on anti-party hopping.
 
Another amendment will be made to Clause 8.4, for all information chiefs to be automatically elected as delegates to the Umno general assembly every year.

Asked whether there was a motion for the president and deputy president posts to be contested in the upcoming party elections, he said a decision would only be made during the special Supreme Council meeting on Jan 12, 2023, before the Umno general assembly the next day.

"There has been no decision yet on the matter. We will have to wait," he said.

The Umno general assembly for 2022, previously scheduled for Dec 21 to 24, will be held from Jan 11 to 14 next year.

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