‘Umno has clear di­rec­tion to bring progress to peo­ple’

New Straits Times - - News / Story Of The Day -

ME­LAKA: Umno is a political party which has a clear di­rec­tion and vi­sion ca­pa­ble of bring­ing progress, de­vel­op­ment and bet­ter­ment to the peo­ple and coun­try.

Party pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak said other par­ties whose di­rec­tions were un­clear could never chal­lenge Umno’s long ar­du­ous strug­gle which had brought many changes to the coun­try.

“A political philoso­pher Alexis de Toc­queville once said that all political par­ties must have a clear di­rec­tion and Umno can sus­tain be­cause its fight­ing spirit is clear,” Na­jib said when open­ing the Umno Bukit Katil di­vi­sion meet­ing.

Na­jib said mem­bers must con­tinue to in­stil within them­selves the Umno fight­ing spirit, con­sol­i­da­tion of party lead­er­ship and ab­so­lute loy­alty to the party leader.

“We must be a one united front and have the fight­ing spirit for a cause big­ger than our­selves, as well as see our peo­ple be­come ad­vanced and renowned in the eyes of the world.” said Na­jib.

Na­jib said all party mem­bers must pos­sess the fight­ing spirit re­gard­less of sea­son, time or whether they get re­warded for their ef­forts.

He said the coun­try had grown tremen­dously with world-class fa­cil­i­ties such as the mass rapid tran­sit (MRT) and the Bukit Jalil Na­tional Stadium.

“Other peo­ple can­not be­lit­tle us by dis­sem­i­nat­ing scare sto­ries such as Malaysia is bank­rupt to erode our con­fi­dence.

“Check first whether it is true that our coun­try is bank­rupt and in the end it is not true.

“Umno is a strong political party with a good fu­ture, strong and sta­ble able to lead the coun­try to a higher level.

Na­jib said party mem­bers should em­u­late for­mer deputy prime min­is­ter, the late Tun Ab­dul Gha­far Baba, who de­spite not hold­ing any political posts, con­tin­ued to serve the party faith­fully.

“I see the late Gha­far as a sym­bol of life­long loy­alty.”

Na­jib said he re­mem­bered the first prime min­is­ter the late Tunku Ab­dul Rah­man once men­tioned that Gha­far con­sid­ered political posts as not im­por­tant com­pared with serv­ing Umno and the peo­ple.

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