RACIAL SLUR:Ahmad Ismail suspended from holding any post in Umno for three years – NST

RACIAL SLUR:Ahmad Ismail suspended from holding any post in Umno for three years

By : NST NEWSDESK (UPDATED 7:26PM)

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UMNO President Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Razak chairing the Umno Supreme Council Emergency meeting to decide on the action to be taken against Bukit Bendera Umno division head Datuk Ahmad Ismail for his racial slur.
UMNO President Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Razak chairing the Umno Supreme Council Emergency meeting to decide on the action to be taken against Bukit Bendera Umno division head Datuk Ahmad Ismail for his racial slur.

KUALA LUMPUR, WED:

THE Umno Supreme Council this afternoon suspended its Bukit Bendera division chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail from holding any post in the party for three years effective immediately over his racial statements.

The decision to suspend him was made after nearly a three-hour meeting chaired by party president, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at the party headquarters today.

The emergency meeting was called following unhappiness among BN component party chiefs who had yesterday unanimously conveyed their dissatisfaction over Ahmad’s racial statements.

During the BN Supreme Council meeting, party chiefs had demanded swift action against Ahmad while Umno members on the Council had assured them action would be swift.

And Abdullah told them the party will convene an Umno supreme council meeting to deal with it.

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