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Mageran should have been formed at start of Emergency, says Umno president Zahid Hamidi


Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi speaks to members of the press outside Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur June 11, 2021. — Picture by Firdaus Latif

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said forming a National Operations Council, or Mageran as it is known by its Malay abbreviation, should have happened at the start of the Emergency period.

He however stressed to members of the media who had gathered outside the palace gates that the topic was not broached during his hour-long audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today.

He added that the proclamation of an Emergency should have sufficed but its purpose had deviated from its ori

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