Tuesday, July 7

Umno to send letter to MACC over frozen accounts

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Tengku Adnan (third right) and wife at Hari Raya celebration with the Putrajaya Umno Wanita, Youth and Puteri members. — Bernama photo

PUTRAJAYA: Umno will send a letter to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to allow the party to withdraw a certain amount of money from its account which has been frozen by the commission.

Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the money was needed for the party’s administration, including to pay the salary of its more than 300 staff.

“I’ll send the letter tomorrow (today) to the MACC headquarters here. We do not want to withdraw all (the money), but to be allowed to withdraw a certain amount to run the party.

“We have staff who are paid a salary of between RM2,000 and RM3,000 a month,” he told reporters at a Hari Raya do with the Putrajaya Umno Wanita, Youth and Puteri members here yesterday.

In another development, Tengku Adnan said he was prepared to relinquish his post as Umno secretary-general which he held since 2008 and had expressed the intention to the newly-elected party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and his deputy, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, at a meeting yesterday.

He said he was also prepared to step down as the Federal Territory Umno Liaison chief, a post he held since 2000. — Bernama