Zahid rubbishes statement of him resigning as BN chairman, Umno president as fake news

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has rubbished a viral statement, which purportedly said that he has resigned as Barisan Nasional chairman and Umno president.

Labelling the statement as fake, the Bagan Datuk MP hoped that all parties would refrain from making the current situation worse.

"The letter that is being spread is fake and it is made by irresponsible parties.

"Let us all pray for the best in this current situation," he said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (Nov 23).

The statement dated Nov 22 with a Barisan Nasional Malaysia letterhead, allegedly signed by Ahmad Zahid, stated that he had resigned as both Barisan chairman and Umno president while mentioning that Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob would be assuming both positions in an acting capacity until the next Umno election next year.

It claimed that an emergency meeting was held on Tuesday night, attended by Barisan leadership and top leaders to decide which coalition Barisan would support to form the next government.

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