Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has been appointed the Umno treasurer, taking over from Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah who resigned last June.
Prime Minister and Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the appointment after chairing a meeting of the party's Supreme Council at Menara Dato Onn here today.
"The Umno (Supreme Council) meeting today began with the swearing-in of the new Umno treasurer. Congratulations Datuk Seri Salleh," Najib told the press conference.
At the same time, the Umno president expressed his appreciation for Ahmad Husni, saying he had discharged his responsibilities as the treasurer very well and with full integrity.
Salleh, when approached by reporters, expressed his gratitude to the party president and Supreme Council members on the appointment.
Salleh said he was determined to do the best possible for the perpetuity of the party.
"I am a leader who works as a team and whatever I do is based on the guidelines set by the Supreme Council and the President," he said.
Last June, when announcing a Cabinet reshuffle, Najib disclosed the resignation of Ahmad Husni as the Second Finance Minister for personal reasons