KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 20): UMNO deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan (pictured) will be UMNO acting president, said party secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
He also said that the duties of the deputy president will be handled by Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the most senior vice-president.
The decision was made at a meeting of the UMNO Management Committee today, he said in a statement.
On Tuesday, bowing to pressure from within UMNO, president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced that he will step aside to enable Mohamad to discharge the duties of the president.
Annuar said: “To ensure smooth functioning, the party agreed that Mohamad acts as the president for the duration that Ahmad Zahid is on leave.”
He said UMNO is now giving priority to strengthening the leadership and focusing on the agenda of the party.