A re­minder to mem­bers to up­hold Umno’s strug­gles

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KOTA KINABALU: The up­com­ing 71st an­niver­sary of Umno’s for­ma­tion will serve as a sig­nif­i­cant re­minder for mem­bers to up­hold the party’s strug­gles for the na­tion.

Umno Supreme Coun­cil mem­ber Datuk Ros­nah Ab­dul Rashid Shirlin said the party had fa­cil­i­tated vast changes for the coun­try since its for­ma­tion.

“All these years, the party has placed na­tional devel­op­ment as its fo­cus.

“It has re­mained true to its strug­gle to serve the peo­ple.”

Ros­nah said the party’s mem­ber­ship had grown by leaps and bounds, and there were more than one mil­lion mem­bers in Sabah.

“Umno has mem­bers who are farm­ers, de­ci­sion-mak­ers, house­wives, com­mu­nity lead­ers and en­trepreneurs.”

She said the party’s em­pha­sis on pro­tect­ing the peo­ple’s in­ter­ests had touched the lives of many.

Ros­nah said she was for­tu­nate to have served the party in dif­fer­ent ca­pac­i­ties since be­com­ing a mem­ber in 2001.

“I have seen the party’s tri­als and tribu­la­tions, faced ob­sta­cles and savoured the fruits of the party’s labour.

“For me, what mat­ters most is that I be­long to an or­gan­i­sa­tion that al­lows me to serve my con­stituents, fel­low mem­bers and coali­tion part­ners that hold true to the same prin­ci­ples of help­ing fel­low Malaysians.”

Datuk Ros­nah Ab­dul Rashid Shirlin

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