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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (in light blue) and Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (right) exchanging words on state during the Umno general assembly on June 9, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Anwar attends Umno general assembly after 25 years 

KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim attended the 2023 Umno general assembly at the World Trade Centre (WTC) Kuala Lumpur this morning.

Anwar, who was dressed in a light blue baju Melayu outfit, arrived at 9.05am and was greeted by Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also deputy prime minister, and the party leadership.

Anwar was cheered on by thunderous applause from the delegates as Zahid led the Pakatan Harapan chairman and PKR president to the stage to be seated next to him.

He was also seen waving the Sangsaka Bangsa flag when the official Umno song Bersatu Bersetia Berkhidmat was played.

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, who is also Gabungan Parti Sarawak chief whip, DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke Siew Fook, Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and party presidents who support the unity government.

This is Anwar’s first appearance at an Umno general assembly after he was sacked from the party in 1998 when he was then the party’s deputy president.

— Bernama

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