Mat Sabu remains as Amanah chief

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  • Sunday, 08 Dec 2019

At the helm: Mohamad (left) and Salahuddin listening to delegates during the party’s national convention in Shah Alam. — Bernama

SHAH ALAM: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu remains as president of Parti Amanah Negara for the 2019-22 term after he was re-elected at the party’s National Leadership Committee special meeting.

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub also retained his position as deputy president.

Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof and Hulu Langat MP Datuk Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus also retained their respective vice-president posts.

The announcement on the election results for the key posts was made by Amanah speaker for the 2016-19 term Onn Jaafar during the 2019 Amanah National Convention at the Ideal Convention Centre here yesterday.

On Friday night, the announcement for 31 posts including the speaker, deputy speaker and two auditors for the 2019-22 session was made by Election Committee chairman Dr Zulqarnain Lukman.

The party constitution provides that as soon as the election results are announced, the speaker must call for a meeting among the 27 people elected, together with the Wanita Youth and Wanita Muda heads as well as 14 state chairmen.

The meeting is to elect, from among the 27 members of the National Leadership Committee, the president, deputy president and not more than three vice-presidents.

The president may appoint from among the National Leadership Committee members not more than two vice-presidents, secretary-general and several other posts to administer the party.

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad polled the highest votes in the election for the 27 members of the committee for the new session.

The election process involving 821 delegates saw Khalid receiving 786 votes followed by Mahfuz (780), Salahuddin (765), Mujahid (755) and Deputy Entrepreneur Development Minister Dr Hatta Ramli (725).

Also elected in the poll using the e-voting system were Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad with 687 votes, party president Mohamad (681) and Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari (655).

Also making it were Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad (584), and two Perak exco members Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin (553) and Asmuni Awi (429), and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin (360). — Bernama

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