RoS: Umno’s constitutional amendment to defer internal polls still unresolved

Umno’s attempt to amend its party constitution on holding internal elections within six months after the 15th general election (GE15) is still pending, the Registrar of Societies (RoS) has reportedly said.

(MMO) – Utusan Malaysia reported RoS director-general Mohd Nawardi Saad saying that even though the constitutional amendment was approved, Umno still needs to inform the relevant department about the matter before December 29.

“The Supreme Council of Umno needs to make a decision whether or not to extend the election period up to six months after the GE. The decision needs to be informed to RoS,” he reportedly said.

Umno elections were initially due to be held on June 30, 2021 as the office bearers’ three-year term would have expired by then.

On May 15, delegates at the party’s extraordinary general meeting unanimously passed several resolutions to amend its constitution, including allowing internal elections to be delayed until after the 15th general election.

RoS has since requested that one election be held in the space of one term of the Dewan Rakyat.

Nawardi reportedly said that if Umno has not decided on this, it will have to hold an election before December 29 or the current supreme council would only act as a “caretaker” council.

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