KUALA LUMPUR: The Bersatu presidency will not be contested in the party elections in October, says Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin.

The Bersatu secretary-general said this was endorsed in a meeting held on Friday (June 7), in line with the resolution passed during Bersatu’s special annual general meeting (AGM) on Nov 25 last year that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin would retain his position as the party president for the forthcoming elections.

He said Bersatu will adhere to the party’s Constitution in conducting contests for other positions and candidates must submit their applications to the Supreme Council, in accordance with Articles 14.14 and 14.16 of the Bersatu Constitution.

“The meeting also decided on the dates for branch-level meetings from July 20 to August 31, and division-level meetings from October 12 to 26.

“The associate wing and Srikandi Muda assemblies are scheduled for Nov 28; Armada and Srikandi (Nov 29) and the main assembly will be held from Nov 30 to Dec 1,” he said in a statement Saturday (June 8).

Besides this, Hazmah also announced Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin and Abdullah Omar Bledram as the pro-tem chiefs of the Putrajaya and Labuan divisions, respectively. – Bernama