Tajuddin: Ahmad Zahid should step down as Umno president, he’s a liability


PETALING JAYA: Umno party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi should step down from his post, as he is a liability, says Pasir Salak MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman.

In a press conference, Tajuddin hit out against Ahmad Zahid, who he deemed as not a president material.

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"The party will lose with him leading. You can ask this to any members.

"In May 2020, a meeting was held at my home attended by Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan and Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin.

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"We wanted to prepare a memorandum to ask Ahmad Zahid to step down respectfully from Umno. This was headed by Tok Mat and Najib," he told the press on Monday (June 27).

On June 23, it was reported that Tajuddin was removed as a supreme council member via a letter.

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The letter dated June 21 was signed by Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan.

It was reported that without giving any reasons for his dismissal, Ahmad Zahid said he hoped that Tajuddin would continue to be a committed member of the party and congratulated his appointment as an ambassador to Indonesia.

Ahmad Zahid had said the decision to drop or appoint any new members of the supreme council is under the prerogative of the party president.

Although Tajuddin has confirmed that he had been invited to Istana Negara, he has yet to receive his letter of appointment as Malaysia’s ambassador to Indonesia.

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