Tebrau chief merely expressing own view on Zahid, says Umno Youth

Umno Youth leader Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki.

KEPALA BATAS: Umno Youth has poured cold water on the Tebrau Umno division chief’s suggestion that it is better for Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to remain on leave as Umno president rather than to return to lead the party.

Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said Maulizan Bujang’s statement did not reflect Umno’s stand and the youth wing also had never discussed the status of the party president.

“It’s only his personal opinion, not reflective of that of the Umno’s grassroots. For us, it’s better to focus on more important issues at the moment,” Asyraf told reporters here today.

Maulizan had said earlier that attempts to bring back Zahid to lead the party were not good for Umno as it seemed to be recovering under the leadership of Mohamad Hassan.

He claimed that there were moves by Zahid’s supporters to bring him back from leave and resume his duties as Umno president.