Umno will reject calls to delay GE15, says Zahid

  • Nation
  • Friday, 26 Aug 2022

PETALING JAYA: Umno will not be swayed by calls made by the Opposition to delay the 15th General Election, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).

The Umno president said any delays will give the Opposition more space to craft their strategies, double their propaganda and increase their political attacks against the Malay nationalist party.

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"All of us in mainstream politics fully understand their acts.

"Don’t even give an inch of room for the Opposition to destroy Umno," he said in a Facebook post Friday (Aug 26).

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Ahmad Zahid said that Umno, which has a long history, is now considered a new party as many have left.

"Many have the left party which has a long history.

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"Some had even chosen to go against Umno.

"But Umno continues to remain strong," he added.

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Umno is scheduled to have a special briefing on Saturday (Aug 27) where Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Barisan Nasional chairman, will give an address at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur.

Leaders, supporters and the public have been invited to join the briefing.

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The five-year mandate of the current government will expire in July 2023 and the GE15 must be held within 60 days of the dissolution of Parliament.

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