An­nuar: Mem­bers must have win­ning men­tal­ity

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KUALA LUMPUR: Umno mem­bers must have a win­ning men­tal­ity as it is not merely a party that par­tic­i­pates in elec­tions.

Party in­for­ma­tion chief Tan Sri An­nuar Musa yes­ter­day said Umno, with its long his­tory and track record, had proven it­self to be a party that was meant to ad­min­is­ter the coun­try for the bet­ter­ment of the peo­ple.

“The Umno 71st An­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion should not just be an oc­ca­sion for party mem­bers to wave flags.

“We need to de­liver to the peo­ple with short- and long-term goals, and hence, we can­not sim­ply prom­ise the moon and the stars like the op­po­si­tion. Party mem­bers must ap­pre­ci­ate and un­der­stand the legacy of Umno,” he said af­ter tak­ing part in a talk show with Bernama yes­ter­day.

An­nuar ex­pressed hope that the an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion, start­ing to­day, would make party mem­bers un­der­stand that “there will al­ways be haters”.

He said Umno mem­bers needed to un­der­stand that if they were not strong and united, then they would lose con­fi­dence.

An­nuar said the chal­lenge lay in the fact that Umno was an open party where any­one could sign up to be a mem­ber with­out hav­ing to go through a test or fil­ter.

“For all we know, there could be those who sign up to be a party mem­ber but want to cre­ate trou­ble.

“What we also need is tar­biyah (ed­u­ca­tion and up­bring­ing) for party mem­bers as part of the process to build a win­ning men­tal­ity.”

PIC BY HAFIZ SOHAIMI

Umno in­for­ma­tion chief Tan Sri An­nuar Musa (left) in a talk show with Bernama in Kuala Lumpur yes­ter­day.

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