KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 — The Umno supreme council will deliberate on Friday Khairy Jamaluddin’s allegation of possible vote rigging during the party’s annual general assembly earlier this month.
A source from Umno confirmed to Malay Mail when asked about possible disciplinary action against the former Youth chief following president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s remarks on Jan 14.
“There will be discussion on the matter,” said the source.
Earlier today, Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said the decision whether to refer Khairy to the party’s disciplinary board would be made in the party’s management board meeting this afternoon.
On January 14, Khairy had claimed that the motion to bar contests for the posts of party president and deputy president would most likely be bulldozed through when it came up for a vote.
In a TikTok video, the former Rembau MP alleged that name tags on the chairs of delegates had been removed, purportedly to allow “imported delegates” to push through the motion.
The matter was denied by other Umno top leaders, with Zahid announcing later that day that Khairy might face disciplinary action for the claim against the party.