Strong machinery vital to win election
KUALA LUMPUR: No party can win the general election without the backing of a strong machinery, said Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
The defence minister and Umno vicepresident said if the party machinery was weak, it would not rule the country and would not continue to be given the mandate by the people.
“The reality is that no party can win without a strong machinery,” he told reporters here yesterday after closing the Asean Pink Dialogue 2016, an event organised by Puteri Umno.
He was commenting on a recent statement by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that Barisan Nasional’s victory in every general election was not due to its hard work but because of a split in the opposition parties. Hishamuddin said the former prime minister himself had mobilised the Umno machinery to win votes.
“He has forgotten he told us that the party will not be strong if there is no hard work from their own machinery,” Hishammuddin said. – Bernama