Umno supreme council has first meeting after party polls

Ahmad Zahid is expected to set the party's direction for the current term, with a focus on the six state elections due soon. – BERNAMApic

KUALA LUMPUR: The Umno supreme council for the 2023/26 term convened its first meeting at party headquarters at Menara Dato' Onn in the World Trade Centre here on Wednesday (March 22).

Among those seen entering the venue was vice-president Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, who arrived at about 1.30pm.

Also spotted were supreme council members Datuk Seri Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah, Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin, Datuk Lokman Noor Adam and Isham Jalil.

Mohd Sharkar said that at the meeting, party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was expected to set out the new direction for Umno and discuss several topics which needed focus, especially the six state elections this year.

"Second, the president might appoint additional supreme council members,” he told reporters, adding that it was also an occasion for the new and old council members to know one another better.

Mohd Sharkar said there are four new members in the council: Datuk Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman, Datuk Shahaniza Shamsuddi, Mohd Rafi Alli Hassan and Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh.

On Saturday (March 18), Pahang Umno chief Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, Johor chief Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Federal Territory chief Johari were elected the vice-presidents for the current term.

Among others elected as supreme council members are Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, International Trade and Industry Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan and Sabah Umno chairman Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin. – Bernama

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