Umno candidates for Melaka polls, GE15 to be finalised by three top leaders, says Zahid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The selection of candidates to be fielded by Umno for the Melaka state election and 15th General Election will no longer be decided by the party president only, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).

The Umno president said the matter would be determined jointly with deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan and vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who is also the Prime Minister.

"This means we three agree that (candidates to be selected) must be individuals who can win and are accepted and liked by the voters,” he said when closing the Umno President Cup Oratory competition Sunday (Oct 17).

Ahmad Zahid, who is also Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, said the appointment letters would not, however, be signed if the candidate is not agreed to at the BN level. - Bernama

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