UMNO Deputy President Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said UMNO will be postponing its party elections for up to 18 months due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
He said, “we consulted the Health Ministry and the National Security Council. We were told that we could hold elections online or postpone.”
Mohamad explained that there would be more than three million delegates from various wings, branches and divisions in the party election, it would be difficult to form an online voting.
“It’s impossible. This is not like a general election where we just cast ballots.”
He added that party elections could be brought forward if the current pandemic shows signs of subsiding.
The UMNO election was supposed to be held last year but was postponed due to the movement control order (MCO) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.