Saturday, October 25, 2008

No-Confidence Protest Against Gelang Patah Umno Youth Chief

Oct 24 (Bernama)

Twenty-six Umno Youth branch heads today declared that they had lost confidence in Gelang Patah division Youth chief Norisham Ismail.

Kampung Kangkar Pulai branch Youth chief Faisal Supada, who spoke on their behalf, said they hence called for the division Youth delegates' meeting to be reconvened to elect the Youth chief and other committee members.

"We have lost confidence in Norisham and urge the Johor Umno Protest Committee to review its decision which declared the Youth division meeting on Oct 12 as valid," he told Bernama, here.

The protest committee, however, has ordered the Youth division, which has 46 branches, to do a recount of the votes for the movement's chief and deputy chief posts.

Faisal, who claimed that there was discrepancy in the vote counting, also called for the reconvened meeting to be supervised by the state liaison committee.

Last week, nine Gelang Patah division Umno Youth committee members, including vice-chief Mohd Shahruddin Jamal, tendered their resignation as a sign of protest over the counting process.


No-Confidence Protest Against Gelang Patah Umno Youth Chief
Bernama, Malaysia