Umno Batu Sapi elections nullified

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  • Thursday, 30 Oct 2008

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno has nullified its Batu Sapi division meeting that saw a contender for the chief’s post holding the event without the incumbent or the division secretary being present.

The division, headed by State Assembly speaker Datuk Juhar Mahiruddin, has been told to fix a date for a proper meeting.

Sabah Umno secretary Datuk Yahya Hussin said the party’s state monitoring committee found that the initial meeting on Oct 18 had contravened the Umno constitution and meeting regulations.

He said Juhar’s move to postpone the meeting to an unspecified date due to technical reasons with the divisions Youth and Wanita wings was valid.

Thus, the Oct 18 meeting was invalid according to the party constitution, Yahya said in a statement yesterday.

It was reported that Sekong assemblyman Datuk Samsuddin Yahya proceeded with the meeting on Oct 18 and was elected division chief.

Yahya said the Sabah Umno liaison committee had also declared the Beluran Umno Wanita meeting on Oct 20 null and void.

He said the meeting must be reconvened as objections against several Wanita branches in the Beluran division had not been decided upon by the Umno state liaison committee before the Beluran Umno Wanita meeting was held.

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