Ahmad Maslan: Umno rejigging general assembly plans due to MCO

PUTRAJAYA: Umno will decide on the status of its general assembly over the next few days following the proclamation of a state of emergency and the movement control order, says Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan.

“Be patient, let’s wait for a few days more. We will make an announcement,” said the party secretary-general.

The Umno general assembly for 2020 was scheduled to take place on Jan 31, after it was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The national Wanita, Youth and Puteri wings will convene their respective meetings on Jan 30.

The general assembly was supposed to be held on Dec 6 and 7 last year but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Under Clause 8.2 of Umno constitution, an AGM must be held within 18 months of the last meeting.

All except for one of Umno’s 191 divisions held its annual meetings from Jan 1 and 3.

Tanah Merah did not hold a meeting as the division had been suspended.

The coming general assembly is seen as critical as Umno will use it as a platform to decide on several motions, including if the party will sever ties with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

On Tuesday (Jan 12), a nationwide state of emergency until Aug 1 was declared by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

The MCO was reimposed in three different levels nationwide until Jan 26.

Areas under an MCO are Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Melaka, Johor and Sabah.

States under conditional MCO are Pahang, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Kedah, Terengganu, Kelantan and three zones in Sarawak namely Kuching, Sibu and Miri.

Perlis and the rest of Sarawak are placed under a recovery MCO.

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