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Empowered to decide PN exit timeline, Zahid dares 'parasite' minister to resign

Malaysiakini Team

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Modified 28 Mar 2021, 12:44 pm

UMNO AGM | Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the party's ministers can quit the government at any time, after the general assembly empowered him and the supreme council to decide on an exit date.

Meanwhile, Zahid also challenged a "parasite" to resign as minister - in a clear rebuke to Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa.

Speaking on an exit timeline, Zahid said Umno will make a withdrawal if Bersatu decides not to call for a general election until the current Parliament's term ends in 2023.

"We can pull out at anytime from the PN government if they don't give an indication that the elections will be held soon," he said in his closing speech at the Umno anuual general assembly.

He said if the supreme council decides that it is time to quit, he was confident...

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