KANGAR: Tambun Tulang assemblyman Datuk Ismail Kassim (pix), yesterday quit Umno and claimed he is now looking to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.
The brother of Perlis BN chairman, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, said he made the decision as he had lost confidence in the party’s leadership.
“I have now become an independent candidate. I made the decision after taking into consideration several factors,” he said.
Ismail, who was even once named as mentri besar candidate by Perlis Barisan Nasional, said he was doing this without his brother’s decision.
Ismail joined Umno at the age of 28 and held several key positions, including state Umno Youth chief and Arau Umno Youth chief./ Posted on 20 June 2018 – 11:39am