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Umno to choose its leaders on Oct 5, says Malaysia PM Najib

Published on Jul 26, 2013 7:36 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Umno, the biggest party in Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, will hold its party election for top office bearers on Oct 5.

Party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the elections for supreme council positions would be held concurrently with party division elections.

Announcing the dates at a press conference on Friday after chairing the party's supreme council meeting at party headquarters, Mr Najib said the party's Youth, Wanita and Puteri wings will hold their internal polls on Sept 28.

Those who wish to contest as candidates for all party positions - ranging from those at division to supreme council levels - must register at their respective state Umno offices on Sept 7, said Mr Najib.

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