Johor Umno to find suitable timing for JB division's elections

JOHOR BARU: Johor Umno will decide on the suitable date for the Johor Baru Umno division election, says Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

The Johor Umno chief said that the party's state secretary Datuk Abdul Halim Suleiman had been given the task to manage the division's election, which was postponed for the past two weeks.

"We want it to be done as soon as possible but we need to also take into consideration that it is now the month of Ramadan.

"We do not want there to be a situation where only a small group of people come to vote.

"We want all to be there so that there will not be only dissatisfaction in the future," he said.

He said this in a press conference after chairing the Johor Umno Liaison meeting here at the party's state headquarters.

The Johor Baru division election, which was supposed to take place on March 18, was postponed by the Umno central election committee (JPU) following claims that there were more voting papers compared to the number of voters.

On a separate matter, Khaled said that Johor Umno would also be sending their machinery to support the party in states that will be having elections.

"We will prepare our machinery to help other states that are facing elections. Although we do not have a state election, we cannot stay quiet as during the Johor election previously, they have all come here to help us," he said.

On another matter, Khaled, who was also Umno vice president, also expressed his sympathy towards former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak with regards to the SRC International Sdn Bhd case.

"We pray that Datuk Najib will continue to fight and not give up. Hopefully, with continuous effort, maybe he will finally succeed," he said.

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