Isham Jalil confirms sacking from Umno

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Supreme Council Isham Jalil has confirmed that he has received an official letter of his sacking from the party.

Isham, in a text message with the New Straits Times shared the official letter from Umno, signed by its secretary-general, Datuk Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki.

"This is my letter of dismissal that I had received through Whatsapp late last night..," Isham said.

In the letter addressed to Isham, the Umno Supreme Council had decided in its meeting on Dec 6 that he will be dismissed from the party effective immediately.

"The dismissal is effective immediately under Clause 10.6 together with Clause 5.9 of the UMNO Constitution due to your actions that have violated Umno Member Ethics under Clause 20.9 (a), (b), (c), (d), (f) of the Umno Constitution together with Articles 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.6 of Members' Ethics."

Yesterday, Party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the official letter would be issued soon.

Zahid's response came after Isham's statement of being in the dark over his 'supposed' sacking as he did not receive any official document from the party.

On Dec 6, following the Umno Supreme Council meeting, sources who had attended it, who requested anonymity, said Isham was sacked with immediate effect.

Umno leaders, when met after the meeting was concluded, however kept mum on the matter.

No official statement has been issued by Umno regarding Isham's sacking at that time.

Isham has been vocal towards the party on many occasions, particularly on its cooperation with DAP.

On Dec 5, Isham in a video posted on his Facebook page said the loss of Umno-Barisan Nasional in the Kemaman by-election was due to some Umno members who were lackeys of DAP.

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