Zahid resumes duties as Umno president

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  • Monday, 01 Jul 2019

BAGAN DATUK: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has ended his leave as Umno president and has returned to lead the party again.

Ahmad Zahid, who was elected Umno president in the party elections last year, said he was back as Umno president after having taken leave from the post since December.

“Today is exactly one year after I was elected, not appointed, by Umno delegates from 191 divisions throughout the country, it is very significant and important to me.

“Therefore, today June 30, 2019, I would like to announce that I have ended my leave as Umno president.

“This means beginning today I will resume my duty as president of Umno Malaysia,” he said at the Bagan Datuk parliamentary consti­tuency Aidilfitri celebration here.

On Dec 18 last year, Ahmad Zahid agreed to temporarily hand over his duties as president to his deputy Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan in the interests of the leadership and party. — Bernama

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