Umno polls: Azalina going for Supreme Council seat

Pengerang MP Azalina Othman Said was a minister in the Prime Minister’s Department. (Twitter pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Pengerang MP Azalina Othman Said today announced that she is offering herself as a candidate for a Supreme Council seat in Umno’s polls on June 30.

In a statement uploaded on her Facebook account, the former minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said that she would “be the voice of the grassroots”.

She said this was necessary to ensure that Umno got back on a sound footing.

The Barisan Nasional, of which Umno is the backbone, was defeated by Pakatan Harapan in the 14th general election on May 9 after being in power for six decades.