KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 — Umno announced last night that former Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has been sacked from the party along with former Selangor chapter chief Tan Sri Noh Omar, citing breaches of party discipline.

In addition, former vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and former information chief Shahril Sufian Hamdan were suspended for six years, along with Datuk Maulizan Bujang and Datuk Seri Mohd Salim Sharif.

Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said that another 42 members have been sacked; five were from the Pasir Gudang division, nine from the Putrajaya division, two from Tanjung Karang and 26 from Pahang.