3 ap­proaches to en­sure vic­tory

New Straits Times - - News -

MARANG: Umno will adopt three ap­proaches which it hopes will prom­ise a more con­vinc­ing vic­tory in the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion.

Umno vice-pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi said the ap­proaches were to re­tain seats it won in the last elec­tion, re­gain all the seats it lost to the op­po­si­tion and win per­suad­able vot­ers’ sup­port.

Speak­ing to some 15,000 peo­ple dur­ing the Jali­nan Rakyat Plus (JR Plus), or the peo­ple’s gath­er­ing, in Kam­pung Gel­u­gor here, he said JR Plus would help Umno en­sure that it could im­ple­ment these ap­proaches and achieve vic­tory in the up­com­ing elec­tion.

“JR Plus is set to be­come Umno’s main elec­tion ma­chin­ery. It is a way for us to get closer to vot­ers and ad­dress their needs.

“Re­tain­ing all seats won in the last elec­tion is as im­por­tant as seiz­ing back seats lost in past gen­eral elec­tions.

“By get­ting closer to the peo­ple and cater­ing to their needs, we are con­vinced of our abil­ity to re­tain and re­gain the seats.”

Present were Menteri Be­sar Datuk Seri Ah­mad Razif Ab­dul Rah­man and Marang Umno divi­sion chief A. Latif Awang.

Zahid said per­suad­able vot­ers re­ferred to those in Umno who cast protest votes be­cause they did not have a chance to con­test in pre­vi­ous gen­eral elec­tions, or they were not given any posts in the lo­cal au­thor­i­ties, vil­lage de­vel­op­ment and se­cu­rity com­mit­tees.

He said Umno’s main en­emy was ex­ter­nal and the party could not af­ford to be sab­o­taged by its own mem­bers.

“We can’t af­ford to ig­nore their needs. They are our main tar­get, too, in the next elec­tion. This is be­cause the only way for Umno to be strong is to en­sure that all mem­bers are united.”

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