Umno: EGM in November to amend constitution

Umno: EGM in November to amend constitution

PUCHONG: Umno will hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) come November to propose a motion to amend certain clauses in the Malay party’s constitution.

“This is aimed at streamlining the party to meet current challenges,” said Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa, in a statement today.

The process, he said, is in early stages and the party will consider grassroots’ views from various wings of the party, via a committee that will be chaired by one of Umno’s vice presidents.

Umno’s vice presidents are Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid and Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin.

“These recommendations will be first discussed and reviewed by the supreme council, probably later this month. For now, the supreme council has yet to decide on matters regarding this amendment.”

“Proposals will be brought to the grassroots for feedback before tabling it at the EGM,” said Annuar, adding that no one should speculate on what are the amendments.

Last month, Singapore Straits Times claimed that the proposed EGM would see Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and his predecessor Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak being ousted from the party.

The daily claimed that the proposed amendments would centre around Clause 9.9 of Umno’s constitution, which would automatically oust any party leader from their post if they are facing court action.

It also claimed that the proposed amendments would limit office-bearers to a maximum of three terms.

However, Khaled dismissed the news report saying it was untrue and amounted to slander.

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