'I was removed from the WhatsApp group chat,' says Isham on Umno supreme council sacking

PETALING JAYA: Isham Jalil says that he is still in the dark over his sacking from the Umno Supreme Council, adding that he has not received any official notification on that matter.

"I haven’t received the letter. What I do know is that they removed me from the Umno supreme council WhatsApp group chat on Wednesday (Dec 6) night," said Isham when contacted.

Several Umno supreme council leaders who attended the meeting on Wednesday night said that Isham was sacked as an Umno supreme council member with immediate effect.

"Yes (Isham was sacked). But don’t quote my name," said the Umno supreme council leader who refused to be identified.

Meanwhile, Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan also refused to confirm whether Isham was sacked.

"Please contact the Umno secretary-general (Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki)," said Ahmad briefly when contacted.

Other leaders also refused to go on record to confirm whether Isham was sacked as an Umno supreme council member.

On Wednesday, speculation was rife that Isham would be sacked as an Umno supreme council member, following recent criticism of Umno’s decision to work with DAP.

Ahmad Zahid had said Isham should air his views before the Umno supreme council meeting on Wednesday night.

However, Isham said he would not attend as a sign of protest against Umno’s decision to work with DAP.

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