Umno wants elections this year, says Ahmad Maslan
Umno secretary-general, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan after the party supreme council meeting at Umno headquarters
The statement was made by Umno secretary-general, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan after the Supreme Council meeting at the party headquarters tonight.
"Parliament should be dissolved soon so that general elections can be held by this year. PM will bring forward the dates to dissolve the Parliament to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
"The decision is based on Umno’s aim to return the mandate to the rakyat and not to hold back," he said.
Earlier, Umno Top Five leaders - party president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan and the three vice-presidents – Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob met this afternoon.
Ahmad added their machinery has been told to complete preparations needed before Parliament is dissolved.
"Umno believes by returning the mandate to the rakyat, a more stable government will be formed to fix the country, especially the economy.
"The meeting also welcomed the Cabinet's decision to conduct a further investigation by authorities former attorney general, Tommy Thomas," he said.
Apart from that, he also said Umno has accepted the resignation of Umno Discipline body council chairman, Tan Sri Zulhasnan Rafique and he will be replaced with Datuk Mohd Hafarizam.