Strong machin­ery vi­tal to win elec­tion

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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

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