‘Umno fought for education, infrastructure in Sabah’
KOTA KINABALU: The celebration of Umno’s 71st anniversary is timely to uplift the spirit of members, especially since the general election is around the corner.
Silam Umno division chief Datuk Mohammad Yusof Apdal said his division, which has more than 460 branches and 52,000 members, the highest number in the party, would continue to support Umno’s leadership and struggle.
“The party is still relevant. That’s why it can celebrate the anniversary this month.
“Since its inception 70 years ago, its struggle still remains in defending and protecting the rights of the people.”
Yusof, who is also Lahad Datu assemblyman, has been a member since Umno came to Sabah in the 1990s.
He said through the party leadership, the government brought a lot of development to the state.
Umno, after being in the state for 25 years, has changed Sabah’s landscape to a renowned destination for tourism with plenty of business opportunities.
“Even before Umno entered Sabah, the party did a lot for the state. It has fought for education, infrastructure and roads, among others,” he said, adding that he believed Sabah would continue to prosper under Umno.