UMNO leaders gather for party meeting over issue on Melaka
Senior UMNO officials have started arriving at the party’s headquarters for a meeting of the supreme council to determine their posts on the Melaka state election.
Datuk Seri Abdul Rauf Yusoh, the Melaka state legislative speaker and head of the Melaka UMNO liaison committee, and Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali, the caretaker chief minister, were among those spotted entering Menara Dato Onn about 8.20pm.
The meeting was assumed to have been planned for 8 pm.
UMNO supreme council member Tan Sri Annuar Musa stated earlier that the party will decide whether to fight the state election alone or alongside Barisan Nasional.
Although UMNO president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi previously said that the party and BN would be voting alone in Melaka, without PAS or Bersatu.
Ahmad Zahid’s remarks cast doubt on the party’s Muafakat Nasional pact with PAS, forged after Barisan Nasional lost the 2018 elections.