Zahid calls for standing ovation for Najib

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Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today likened the crisis over the appointment of the new Johor Menteri Besar to problems associated with online shopping.

Zahid made such remarks when he asked delegates attending the 2021 Umno general assembly to rise and give a round of applause to Johor Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Hasni Mohammad for leading the coalition to a landslide victory in the Johor state election on March 12.

Hasni is also the Johor Umno liaison committee chairman.

“Biarpun kita order barang secara online, tetapi barang yang sampai barang lain (The item we ordered online being different from the one we received).

“Nevertheless, the people of Johor are proud of him (Hasni),” said Zahid when delivering his policy address at the 2021 Umno general assembly today.

He also attributed BN’s victory in the Johor polls, which saw the coalition winning 40 of the total 56 state constituencies, to BN advisory board chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“Do not forget Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is the main campaigner and was willing to become the ‘punching bag’ (target among contesting parties in the polls).


“If we can accord our recognition to the Johor liaison committee chairman, we should do the same and give a standing ovation to him (Najib) too,” he said.

Zahid also congratulated newly-elected Machap assemblyman Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi who was sworn in as the new Johor Menteri Besar on March 15. – NST