Zahid to continue as Umno president

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pix) said he would continue to discharge his tasks as the party president after the dispute he had with the party leadership line-up regarding the court case facing him was resolved yesterday.

He said the differences in opinion within the Umno leadership including the call by the Youth wing for him to take a short break to focus on his court case had been resolved amicably.

He said the matter was resolved at the party's Supreme Council meeting which among others agreed to strengthen the presidential institution and move forward to empower the party's progress.

“A full stop was placed on differences of opinion, we should work together to improve the Umno leadership unity at all levels and reject any effort to divide the party from within or outside Umno,” he said after chairing the Supreme Council (MKT) meeting that lasted three hours, here.

Earlier, Umno Youth was reported to have urged Ahmad Zahid to go on leave and rest from discharging his duty as party president until his case had been resolved in court, thus clearing his name.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Member of Parliament for Bagan Datok, said the Umno Tour (Jelajah Umno) which was currently touring the whole country would continue to give explanation on the direction of Umno as an effective and constructive opposition group together with the other opposition parties. — Bernama

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