‘Umno has clear direction to bring progress to people’
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.