Saturday, May 11, 2013

Muhyiddin: Umno needs to undergo radical political transformation

Umno needs to undergo a more comprehensive and radical political transformation process in the face of rising challenges over the years, said Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said for Umno to become a more dynamic, inclusive, visionary and sacred Malay-Muslim political party, it should be more universal in its struggle without forgetting the objectives of its establishment.
Hence, he said middle class and young Malays whose outlook and thoughts were different from that of the earlier generation, who laid the foundation and shaped Umno's direction, should be reached and engaged.
"The middle class Malays, who are urban dwellers, are the pillar of Umno's new strength. By getting closer to them, the party will get an injection of new spirit and ideas to further strengthen its struggle through the passage of time," he said in a message in conjunction with Umno's 67th anniversary celebration here, Saturday night.
Muhyiddin said to ensure that the rejuvenation process in Umno would evolve faster, more opportunities should be provided to the younger generation, professionals and middle class Malays to be more active in the party.
He said not only their entry into Umno should be welcomed, they should also be prepared for bigger roles and eventually lead the party in future.
Muhyiddin also stressed the need for Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties to spearhead a larger process of change to ensure they were accepted by all races in the country.
"They need to be more sensitive in building a more cohesive party and strategic cooperation with Umno to ensure that the BN would get stronger support from the people.
As BN director of election, Muhyiddin registered his appreciation to all Barisan machinery and party supporters, who worked tirelessly to ensure Umno and BN's victory in the just concluded 13th general election (GE13).
He said in GE13, Umno's position became much stronger as it increased the number of parliamentary seats to 79 and state seats to 241 compared to 79 and 238 seats respectively in the 2008 general election, apart from wresting Kedah from the opposition.
Muhyiddin said the next five years before the 14th general election would be crucial for Umno to determine its survival as a sacred Malay party.
"In this short space of time, each level of the Umno leadership at the national, state, divisions and branches have to do self-reflection and take corrective actions to ensure that Umno will continue to uphold its struggle to protect the religion, people and our beloved country," he said.
He also urged Umno members to remain loyal to and support Najib to enable him to lead the country and the party.


Anonymous said...

Agreed Tan Sri. You can doing this by changing the people who can vote for the UMNO general election. From 2,000 people to 63,000 people, then you can stop money politics that have been start by someone who not in UMNO anymore.

Anonymous said...

Agreed ... and that goes to the government officials too especially those who are corrupted and supporting Pakatan Rakyat.

Don`t forget to say thank you to the Chinese who have supported BN overwhelmingly?????