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theSun ONMONDAY | JUNE 25, 2018

I don’t have millions in foreignaccounts: Azmin

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SHAHALAM: Economic AffairsMinister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali regards the allegation that he and his wife have hundreds of millions of ringgit in several overseas accounts as malicious and aimed at tarnishing his reputation. Mohamed Azmin said the individuals or parties who made the allegation should lodge a report with the relevant authorities if they have the evidence, instead of making >EconomicAffairsminister challenges anyonewith evidence to lodge report

baseless accusations. “If anyone has strong evidence, the person concerned can go to the authorities so that investigations can be carried out, he told reporters whenmet after attending the Selangor Aidilfitri open house here. Also present were the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin and the RajaMuda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah. Mohamed Azminwas commenting on an allegationmade by a blogger going by the name “Toyol of Selangor”, who claimed he had previouslyworkedwith the former

mentri besar of Selangor. In the article dated June 18, the blogger alleged that Mohamed Azmin and his wife, Datin Seri Shamsidar Taharin, had hundreds of millions of ringgit in several bank accounts overseas. Askedwhether he was prepared to declare his assets to counter the allegation, Mohamed Azmin said this had been the practice by the Selangor government since 2008, including during his termas mentri besar. “Our policy is that all executivemembers should declare their assets so that there is transparency and accountability in the administration,” he said. – Bernama

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, , It’sNoorAzmi’s choice:DPM BY ASHWINKUMAR newsdesk@thesundaily.com SHAHALAM: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri DrWanAzizah Wan Ismail said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government welcomes any state assemblyman orMPwhowants to help the country. She was referring to told reporters whenmet at the Selangor state-level Hari Raya open house yesterday. However, the PKR president did not want to comment if PH would accept the MP and said she would leave it to Perak PH to decide. Noor Azmi yesterday announced he was leaving Umno and BarisanNasional with immediate effect. Meanwhile, Wan Azizah said her husband, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, is in stable condition after a health scare on Saturday night, as he complained of shoulder and back pain and had to be warded. “The doctors sawhim. He is better. I sawhimbefore I came here,” the PandanMP added. Bagan Serai MP Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali (pix) , who quit Umno yesterday. “He has made his choice,” she

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JOYOUS GATHERING ... PrimeMinister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (centre) and Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg at a gathering of Sabah and Sarawak leaders with the premier at Seri Perdana in Putrajaya yesterday.

Zahiddescribespolls as ‘mother of all democracy’

more than 165,000 delegates had cast their votes. “This is the renewal inUmno now. This is the first step towards change so that the party will remain relevant on the nation’s political stage,” he said. The vice-chief positions forWanita, Youth and Puteri wings were won by DatukNorliza Abdul Rahim, Shahril SuffianHamdan and Nurul Amal Mohd Fauzi respectively. In the race for Umno presidency, Ku Li will be up against Ahmad Zahid, former Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, Bandar Tun Razak committeememberMohamed Iqbal Maricair

and Iskandar Puteri memberMohd Yusof Musa Jamaluddin. The party president polls will be held on June 30. As of 7.15pm, Umno election secretariat tweeted that it was unable to announce the results as the votes from 25 divisions cannot be confirmed because complaints had been made by the respective divisionmembers. The deputy president’s post will see a straight fight between Rembau division chief Datuk Seri MohamadHasan and Information chief Tan Sri AnnuarMusa. Seven candidates will compete for the three vice-presidential posts.

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Ahmad ZahidHamidi posted on his Facebook page at about 6.15pm, congratulating Asyraf, Zahida and newly-electedWanita chief Datuk Noraini Ahmad. “Congratulations to all the wing leaders whowon in the polls on Saturday. The open contest at all levels has enabled all Umno members to contest for all the positions.” Describing this party polls as the “mother of all democracy” inUmno’s history since 1988, Ahmad Zahid said this shows that Umno is open, democratic and inclusive, where

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