KJ debunks quit rumours: Come what may, an Umno member I'll stay

PETALING JAYA: Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) has dismissed rumours that he has left Umno.

In an Instagram Story update, the Rembau MP said that despite facing challenges, he would remain an Umno member, as always.

He also attached a screenshot of a video that claimed he had left the party.

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"I don't like to entertain this kind of news but (many) people... messaged me and asked if I'm still an Umno member.

"I won Youth chief (in 2009) but was not... in the Cabinet and was ignored, still Umno," he wrote on Monday (Sept 18).

He also said he remained committed to Umno despite the party losing in the last general election and facing political persecution.

Khairy added that he would also remain a member of Umno despite being asked to vacate his parliamentary seat for another candidate.

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"Don't worry. Then, now and forever (I will stay with Umno)," he said.

The video, entitled "KJ Keluar Umno! Sah, keputusan muktamad Khairy Jamaluddin!" (KJ is out of Umno! It's true, this is Khairy Jamaluddin's final decision.) has been viewed over 57,000 times on YouTube since it was uploaded last week.

It claimed that Khairy decided to leave Umno after he was told to give up his Rembau seat to Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, who is also Barisan Nasional deputy chairman.

Early this month, Khairy said he might not contest in the 15th General Election if Mohamad decides to run in Rembau.

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