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GE15: Who Wants Zahid To Resign?

GE15: Who Wants Zahid To Resign?

After Barisan Nasional’s terrible defeat in GE15, many people, including his own party members, have asked him to resign as the party’s president.

Adeline Leong

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Umno president Zahid Hamidi is facing several calls from others, including his party members, to resign.

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Johor menteri besar Onn Hafiz Ghazi said Zahid should resign for the sake of the party’s interests and future, following Barisan Nasional’s (BN) defeat in the 15th general election (GE15).

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Onn Hafiz, also the Johor BN Elections Operations director, said the defeat was a bitter pill to swallow but the results showed that the party needed to listen to the voice of the people, especially the Malay voters, Astro Awani reported.

The sentiment was supported by former Kota Tinggi MP Halimah Mohamed Sadique, who was dropped by Zahid from running in GE15.

Do not taint the sanctity of the Umno again with shallow, unfounded and unprincipled thoughts just for personal gain.

Former Kota Tinggi MP, Halimah Mohamed Sadique

Umno’s info chief Shahril Hamdan resigned after losing the Alor Gajah parliamentary seat and called for Zahid to step down to set an example and take accountability for the party’s loss.

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Selangor Umno chief Noh Omar also resigned from his position because he lost faith in Zahid’s leadership.

MCA Secretary-General Chong Sin Woon asked for Zahid to respectfully resign for the same reason.

He also expressed disappointment and shock when Zahid postponed the BN Supreme Council meeting that was scheduled for tonight.

Chong said Zahid should make way for someone else to lead and take over the party’s direction.

Meanwhile, Khairy Jamaluddin is quietly retweeting reports of people asking Zahid to resign.

The former Rembau MP lost the Sungai Buloh seat in yesterday’s polls.

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According to The Star, other Umno members such as Johor Umno treasurer Datuk Md Jais Sarday, Pagoh Umno Youth chief Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh, and Johor executive councillor Mohd Jafni Md Shukor said Zahid should resign so that Umno can recover.

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