Much-anticipated Umno supreme council meeting on Tuesday (Oct 20) postponed


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  • Monday, 19 Oct 2020

PETALING JAYA: The much-anticipated Umno supreme council meeting scheduled on Tuesday (Oct 20) in Janda Baik, Pahang, has been postponed to another date.

This was confirmed by Umno executive secretary Datuk Mohd Sumali Reduan when contacted by The Star.

"This decision was made upon the advice of our party leaders including our party vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who is also the Senior Minister in charge of security.

"This decision was made due to the conditional movement control order (MCO) and the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the country," he said on Monday (Oct 19) night.

However, he said a new date has not been set.

The Health Ministry recorded 865 cases of Covid-19 today including three fatalities.

The number of active Covid-19 cases now reached 7,456 while the cumulative total stood at 21,363 cases.

The much anticipated meeting was set to discuss the latest political development including cooperation with Perikatan Nasional and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Another agenda which was expected to be discussed was the decision made by the Umno political bureau meeting last week.

During the meeting, Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said the party is considering withdrawing support for Perikatan and come out with new agreements in order to continue with its political cooperation with the ruling coalition.

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