No special Umno meet on Thursday night, says Ahmad Maslan

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite sightings of several Umno supreme council members, there is no special meeting scheduled Thursday (Oct 6) night, says Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan.

The Umno secretary-general downplayed Thursday night's meeting at the party headquarters here and said that it was a regular meeting with various parties.

ALSO READ: PM's audience with King just routine pre-Cabinet meet, says Istana Negara

"We have a lot of meetings. In the morning or at night. This is another series of our meetings," he said.

He added that it was also common for various parties to visit the headquarters to meet with party president Datuk Seri Dr Zahid Hamidi.

ALSO READ: Only King has power to decide on Parliament dissolution, says PM

He also underplayed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri's visit as he is the vice-president of the party and the party was having an engagement session in his constituency in Bera, Pahang.

It is a coincidence, he said, that the president's Bagan Datuk constituency was also involved in the engagement session.

ALSO READ: Umno meeting to discuss manifesto, says Khaled Nordin

On vice-president Datuk Seri Mohammed Khaled Nordin's comment that Umno members were having a manifesto meeting, he said that it was common for political parties to prepare their manifestos no matter when the general election will be.

It was also revealed that the party has yet to finalise their candidates.

ALSO READ: Ismail Sabri leaves Istana Negara after spending about an hour with the King

Ismail Sabri was reportedly rushed to the party’s headquarters after meeting Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara on Thursday.

The palace, in a statement, added that the meeting was only for them to discuss and exchange opinions in regard to government affairs.

ALSO READ: Will Budget 2023 be tabled? Wait for Oct 7, says PM in jest

Over the past few days, talk has been rife that the Budget that is to be tabled tomorrow (Oct 7) will not be tabled, defusing the Opposition’s allegations that the Budget would be tabled just before dissolution, turning it into Barisan Nasional’s manifesto.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Reforms to laws necessary to preserve independence of judiciary, says Malaysian Bar
New HIV infections in Malaysia dropped 70% over last 20 years, says Health Ministry
Former Perlis MB Abdul Hamid Pawanteh passes away
Abang Jo: GPS wants to retain four ministerial posts in new Cabinet
More reps attended Dec 1’s assembly sitting, says Selangor Speaker
Perikatan MPs to be watchdogs of ministries, says Takiyuddin
Perak needs raw water for own use, inability to supply Penang not politically related, says MB
Woman dies after pickup truck plunges into river in T'ganu
MetMalaysia issues continuous heavy rain warning for seven states
Sarawak assembly unanimously passes 2023 budget with RM238mil surplus

Others Also Read