KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak (pic) has been appointed an Umno supreme council member, as the party tweaks its line-up following some "unexpected reactions" over its earlier list, which had included former Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.
The former Communications and Multimedia Minister was earlier named as Sabah Umno liaison chief, a post which he declined.Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa said Tuaran division chief Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor was now the head of Sabah Umno.
Hajiji was earlier one of the 11 appointed supreme council members.
"Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia has been appointed a member of the council after former AG Apandi declined the appointment.
"Pandikar Amin's post as Sabah Umno secretary, that was announced earlier, will be filled by Ranau division chief Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun," Annuar Musa told a press conference at Umno headquarters here on Monday (July 16).
Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced the appointment of the supreme council members on Saturday, and Mohamed Apandi had earlier accepted it only to decline it several hours later after it sparked off a storm of controversy.