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Umno election candidates no longer president’s call alone – Zahid



Kuala Lumpur, Oct 18 — The selection of candidates to be fielded by Umno for the Melaka polls and 15th general election will no longer be decided by the party president alone.

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the matter would be jointly determined with deputy president Mohamad Hasan and vice-president Ismail Sabri Yaakob who is also the prime minister.


“This means we three agree that (candidates to be selected) must be individuals who are winnable, acceptable, and likable to the voters,” he said when closing the Umno President Cup Oratory competition yesterday.

Zahid who is also Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman added however that appointment letters would not be signed if the candidates are not agreed to at the BN level.