Some 30 leaders from the Umno Kampar Division had urged UMNO Supreme Council to relieve Dato’ Mohammed Radzi Manan and his daughter, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi of their positions in the party.
Kampar Division’s spokesperson, Kamil Bidin stated that Dato’ Nolee Ashilin’s decision to support Pakatan Harapan in forming the new state government was seen as an affront to Umno’s spirit.
“As branch heads, we’re disappointed with her action as she is the Tualang Sekah assemblyman cum Umno Kampar Division’s women chief.
“We recommend that her father, Dato’ Mohammed Radzi Manan be relieved of his duty as Head of Umno Kampar Division and Chairperson of Barisan Nasional (BN) Kampar with immediate effect. The same goes for Dato’ Nolee Ashilin who’s the women’s head of Umno Kampar Division,” said Kamil during a press conference held at Changkat Tin on Sunday, May 13.
The branch heads were disappointed when two BN assemblymen, Zainol Fadzi and Nolee Ashilin, signed a declaration in support of Pakatan Harapan which was then presented to Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah as proof of their allegiance to the new state government.
When contacted recently, Kamil Bidin said that Dato’ Mohammed Radzi Manan had submitted his resignation letter as Head of Umno Kampar Division and Chairperson of Barisan Nasional Kampar Division to Umno Supreme Council.
Dato’ Nolee Ashilin too, he said, had submitted her resignation letter to the Supreme Council.
“We’ve yet to receive a definitive answer from the council regarding the matter.
“However, Umno Acting President, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has relayed that Nolee’s Umno membership has been revoked,” he added.