KUALA LUMPUR – The Umno General Assembly this time clearly shows that Umno not only listens to the voice of the grass roots, but more importantly, it is more courteous than PAS, more inclusive than the DAP and more democratic than the PKR, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
He said 476 of the 521 motions received had been debated throughout the assembly, while the rest were accepted without debate, no motion was rejected.
In his winding up speech on the last day of the assembly today, he concluded that all the spokesman had given emphasis to four key aspects revolving on the principles of the struggle’s objective; leaders and leadership; performance and achievement; and the defects of and threats from the opposition party.
He said that while the principles of Umno’s struggles remained unchanged since its inception about 66 years ago, the new political landscape however demanded transformation in the approach, style of work, action and even communication.
With regard to the aspect of leaders and leadership, Hishammuddin said Umno was thankful that the transition of power had been most courteous and proper all this while, which saw continuity in the party’s objectives and struggles.
He said that throughout the 55 years of the country’s independence, the agenda to champion the cause of the people and the national development programmes had always been given priority by Umno and the BN, and the outcome could be seen and enjoyed by the people.
Referring to the defects of the opposition, Hishammuddin said there were too many weaknesses in the opposition to be listed one by one, likewise the same number of threats would arise if the opposition were to rule the country.
Hishammuddin also reminded everyone that the general election was important because it concerned the future of the nation that could not be gambled away.
“Because nothing is more saddening than to see our own race becoming slaves, nothing can be sadder than seeing our race suffering in their own motherland,” he said. – BER