KOTA KINABALU, 17 Feb 2009: Ranau Umno division chief Datuk Masidi Manjun has withdrawn from contesting the Umno supreme council (MT) seat at the party’s general assembly next month.
Masidi who is also Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister said the decision was necessary as he wanted to focus on his duties as minister and the state assemblyperson for Karanaan.
“I have to focus on my official duties as tourism is one of the three thrusts of economic development under the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC),” he said in a statement here today.
Masidi urged Sabah Umno delegates to the general assembly to ensure that Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman was returned as Umno supreme council member. — Bernama