Umno Will Not Readmit Anwar, Says Sec-Gen
He said this was decided by the party previously and there was no change to that decision.
"Now there is talk that Anwar may rejoin Umno. I wish to state that Umno will not accept Anwar. He will not be taken back into Umno," he told reporters after a meeting of the Umno Supreme Council, here.
Radzi, who is also Home Affairs Minister, said many quarters were mentioning the possibility of the former deputy prime minister rejoining Umno.
He said the matter was also discussed at today's meeting of the party's supreme council.
"There is talk that perhaps friends of Anwar in Umno will lobby for him to rejoin (Umno)," he said.
Radzi said the Umno Constitution 2002 stated clearly that whoever opposed the party would not be accepted back into the party ever.
Asked why Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who had opposed Umno when he led Parti Melayu Semangat 46, was readmitted to Umno, Radzi said the situation was different because the party constitution had not been amended then.