09 May '18, 5pm

Malaysia GE: PM Najib fails to appear at Umno headquarters for press conference on election results

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - With almost an hour to midnight on Wednesday (May 9), Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak did not appear as eager media personnel camped out in Umno headquarters at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). Everyone was waiting for the arrival of Najib, who is also Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman. Related Story Sign up for ST Asia Report newsletter for Malaysia GE updates and other highlights in the region He was expected to hold a press conference to address the election results . A BN official later told assembled reporters, including those from The Straits Times, that the press conference would be held by 11am on Thursday. It was earlier learnt that Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein had already arrived at PWTC. Without addressing reporters, Hishammuddin went straight to the party's o...

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