KOTA BARU (Bernama): The Umno Tanah Merah division has been suspended by the party's top leadership effective June 16, but no reasons have been given thus far.
The suspension of the division was decided at a meeting of the Umno supreme council on June 16, which also directed the Kelantan Umno liaison body to set up a pro-tem committee for the division.
Division acting chief Mohd Almidi Jaafar said they accepted the decision, of which they were notified on June 17, the day after the Umno supreme council meeting.
"I was also informed about the suspension by Kelantan Umno liaison chairman Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub through WhatsApp.
"He also did not state the reasons behind the suspension, but I was made to understand that it may be related to the old issues especially the change of division leadership,” he said when contacted by reporters here Monday (June 22).
Jazlan, when contacted, confirmed the matter but declined to comment further.
The division was previously led by Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz who is also a MP for Tanah Merah.
However, he quit the party and joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu). – Bernama
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