Umno returns 75 village head positions to Selangor govt

Party to appoint chairmen of every village in the state under the Rural and Regional Development Ministry.

(The Vibes) – SELANGOR Umno is handing back all 75 village head positions to the Pakatan Harapan state government.

State Umno chief Megat Zulkarnain Omardin said the party was now looking at appointing the new chairmen for the Madani village communities.

He said party divisions have submitted the names of candidates for the positions. Appointment letters are expected to be issued soon.

There will be a chairman for every village in Selangor under the Rural and Regional Development Ministry headed by Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also the a deputy prime minister.

“I have received and submitted these nominations (from the division chiefs) to the ministry, and we have obtained approval,” Megat Zulkarnain was quoted as saying by Utusan Malaysia.

“Following Hari Raya festivities, I will convene a meeting with the chairmen and secretaries, totalling 746 people, to hand over their appointment letters, witnessed by the division chiefs.”

Selangor Umno and the PH state administration are feuding over the positions although they are both allies in the federal unity government.

In January, Selangor Umno returned its quota of 20 local council seats to the state government, saying that the allocation was too small.

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