Only a few Umno delegates booed no-contest motion, says Puad

KUALA LUMPUR: Only a few Umno delegates booed the motion of no contest for the top two posts at the Umno general assembly, says Datuk Puad Zarkashi.

The Umno supreme council member said the action was masterminded by a small number of party division heads who were behind the statutory declarations supporting Bersatu chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister.

“In reality, the boos came from a few division heads who had supported (the earlier) statutory declarations for Muhyiddin.

“While nearly two-thirds of the delegates had actually supported the motion,” said Puad in a Facebook post Saturday (Jan 14).

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“Let’s wait and see today. The motion will be voted on. Don’t say that the party is undemocratic once the motion has been voted on,” noted Puad.

Umno will make a decision on whether there will be a contest for the top two posts at the end of the general assembly on Saturday (Jan 14), party information chief Datuk Isham Jalil said.

On Friday (June 15), a video showing an Umno general assembly delegate being booed for tabling a motion for the top two positions not to be contested in the upcoming party polls has gone viral on social media.

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The 14-second clip showed delegates at the Umno general assembly on Friday (Jan 13) booing the delegate as he debated the party’s policy speech on stage.

It is learnt that the delegate had proposed that the top two posts should not be contested and as he spoke, delegates started booing at him.

However, the incident could not be seen from the media centre as none of the debates were screened there.

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