Zahid steps aside as Umno president

Published on 19 Dec 2018 1:21:21 AM

Bowing to the mounting pressure from within his party, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has announced his decision to step aside from his role of Umno president.

He made the announcement Tuesday night, saying that he would hand over his duty to his deputy Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan to restore the party.

Many Umno leaders and members said they had lost confidence in Dr Ahmad Zahid's leadership as the party has seen an exodus of members leaving Umno to join other parties.