KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s speech in conjunction with the celebration of the party’s 66th anniversary at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil here had the more than 100,000 party faithful who turned up all fired up to face the impending 13th general election (GE).
Umno vice president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal told reporters that it was the right “ammunition” for the members ahead of the GE.
Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, also Umno vice president, said he hoped the members would give their wholehearted commitment to translate into reality the call by the party president.
“What was delivered by the President (Najib) was not mere rhetoric, we must redouble our efforts,” he said. Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad described the speech as a powerful one and it was clear after the assembly that Malay unity was on a stronger footing.
Puteri Umno chief Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said the speech served as a reminder to Puteri Umno members to continue to work hard to secure a big victory for the Barisan Nasional in the GE.
Source : Bernama