KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the mass gathering scheduled to be held at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in conjunction with Umno’s 66th anniversary on May 11 is a proof of the party’s strength to achieve great victory at the 13th general election.
The prime minister said the gathering would also prove that hundreds of thousands of Umno members could gather in peace without posing any harm to others.
“I see that the birth of Umno, the party’s 66th anniversary as an opportune time for us to hold a gathering because it’s been a while since we have a mass gathering.
“It is timely for us to do so, and everybody knows that the election won’t be too long into the future. So, it’s just apt for us to showcase to the people what Umno has done all these years,” he said in an exclusive interview with Umno-Online, published today.
He said Umno members should also be proud to be part of the largest party in the country.
“I would like to remind us, all Umno members that this is a blessed party for the Malays. We have a sense of pride in Umno, that we are a member of a family which is the largest party in the country.
“We shouldn’t feel insulted, we shouldn’t feel pressured because everything enjoyed by the country today is in fact is a result of Umno’s deeds, and those of Umno leaders, big or small, over the years,” he said.
Umno’s 66th anniversary celebration, themed “Umno: The People’s Defender” will be held for 13 days starting May 1.
Source : Bernama