The Interior Ministry is not giving Umno a legal challenge

KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Office has decided to exempt Umno from complying with Section 13(1)(c)(iv) of the Societies Act 1966 (Act 832) with a view to passing an additional motion for the President and Deputy President to hold uncontested posts this year’s party elections.

His Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (Picture) said he had referred to Umno’s Articles of Incorporation and Meeting Rules regarding the additional motion and granted the exemption under Section 70 of the Act.

“The ministry has reviewed the decision of Umno General Assembly 2022 by Umno Secretary-General Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan on March 3,” he said in a statement here today.

The additional motion was approved during the 2022 Umno General Assembly at the Kuala Lumpur World Trade Center on Jan. 14.

Last Monday, Umno President Datuk Seri said Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that the Registrars of Societies (RoS) department had approved the additional application, demonstrated its validity and put an end to the polemics surrounding it. –Bernama The Interior Ministry is not giving Umno a legal challenge

Tom Vazquez

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