Abu Hassan Appointed As Jerlun Umno Acting Chief, Replaces Mukhriz

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ALOR SETAR – Kota Siputeh state assemblyman Datuk Abu Hassan Sharif has been appointed as Jerlun UMNO acting chief to replace Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir who was sacked from UMNO.

Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said the Ayer Hitam state constituency, still being held by Mukhriz, would become the adopted seat of the state UMNO liasion committee.

“I will give special attention to ensure all needs, community welfare and developmen agenda in the state constituency will continue to be given,” he said in a statement here today. On Friday, the UMNO supreme council unanimously sacked Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Mukhriz from the party with immediate effect while UMNO vice president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s membership was suspended. – Bernama