KOTA BHARU, June 21 2018 : Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today denied that he had sought the advice of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on how to manage the party.
Zahid, who is discharging the duties of the Umno president, said he and the other members of the party supreme council knew how to manage the party without any assistance from a third party.
He spoke to reporters after attending a special meeting and an Aidilfitri gathering of Kelantan UMNO committee members here.
Zahid reportedly called on Dr Mahathir in Putrajaya following the defeat of the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the 14th general election last month.
Dr Mahathir reportedly said that Zahid had sought his advice on how to manage Umno.
Zahid said BN MPs and state assemblymen, where applicable, should serve as a constructive opposition.
Meanwhile, while in Kuala Nerus, Zahid said he was willing to declare his assets before the Umno elections scheduled for June 30.
Zahid, the Bagan Datuk MP, faces a challenge from six other candidates in the contest for the post of Umno president, including Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin.
“It’s alright. Will do as required. No problem. There’s nothing to hide,” he said to reporters after attending an Aidilfitri reception of the Terengganu Umno Liaison Committee here.
Tengku Razaleigh and Khairy had also stated their willingness to declare their assets prior to the elections. – Bernama