Tajuddin dropped from Umno supreme council 

The Pasir Salak MP was removed due to his open criticism and opposing views


PASIR Salak MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (picture) was dropped from Umno supreme council due to his open criticism and opposing views.

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Tajuddin was also aware of the reasons behind the supreme council’s decisions.

“I am very open-minded, if my personal decisions are disagreed on, that is one thing. But when it is the party’s decision, then we have to accept whatever that decision is.

“You should ask him. It is not fair for me to tell the public, but of course he knows what he did to the party,” Ahmad Zahid said after launching the BN Youth Job Fair 2022 (BNYJF’22) today.

He added that Tajuddin would not need to appeal for his position to be reinstated, as the appointment of his position was made under the authority of the president.

“An appeal for membership can be made but an appeal for an appointed position, I don’t think there is any element for an appeal to be made,” he added.

Ahmad Zahid noted that disagreements can occur in discussions or meetings, but if a party decision is made, it must be adhered to.

Tajuddin was dismissed from the supreme council, with the notification letter issued by Umno secretary general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan on Tuesday.

Tajuddin, who was recently appointed as Malaysia’s Ambassador to Indonesia, is known to openly criticise the party’s decision, among others, regarding the 15th General Election.

Meanwhile, the BNYJF’22 was launched to ensure that youths, including fresh graduates and struggling job seekers, can recover from the setbacks caused by the pandemic. 

At the opening ceremony, Ahmad Zahid said the expo is part of the political coalition’s social responsibility to help eradicate unemployment in the country.

“We have to prepare our graduates to face competitive job markets. At this expo, a platform is given to all job seekers and students to market and to better equip themselves,” he said.

Being held at the World Trade Centre until June 26, 2022, BNYJF’22 has over 20,000 job offers in various sectors by over 300 employers.

Activities lined up include talks, resume clinics, counselling and training all of which will assist in the upgrading of employees’ career development to stay competitive both locally and internationally.

Furthermore, BNYJF’22 will also provide funding to a growing number of new entrepreneurs and start-ups and increase the number of affordable homes.

“I believe that job fairs like this can definitely help strengthen our economy as well,” Ahmad Zahid said.

Among the participating companies include Open University Malaysia, Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia, Boustead Holdings Bhd,Tenaga Nasional Bhd and DRB-Hicom Bhd, among others.

The fair is open to the public from 9am to 5pm from today to Sunday, with free entrance. Job seekers are advised to attend BNYJF’22 with their resumes and other relevant documents.