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From the heart: Najib and Rosmah donating to a special fund for Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines which was launched in conjunction with the Umno general assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre. Looking on is Muhyiddin (next to Najib). — Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno needs a new roadmap that spells out specific targets that the party and its leader need to achieve from now until the next general election.
Party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Umno needed a new storyboard to help the country attain the high income nation status.
With the 13th general election and party polls now over, Umno and its members need to have a new vision to move forward.
This was the message that he conveyed to Umno delegates ahead of the party’s general assembly, the first held after the May 5 general election and the party polls in October.
Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said Najib announced that he would introduce “Key Performance Index” (KPI) targets for party leaders at every level.
“This is to ensure Umno will be seen by the people as a party that delivers,” said Shafie.
Supreme council member Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said Najib also told delegates that the Malays must play a more active role in the economy so they would not be left behind when Malaysia becomes a high income nation in seven years.
“The president spent quite some time stressing on the importance of the Malays being economically strong,” said Rahman.
Johor Umno chief Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin said Najib told delegates that Umno needed clearer short- and long-term objectives.
“Several new approaches will be introduced including the KPIs for Umno,” he said.
Kedah Umno chief Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir said the party president emphasised the need to ensure that the party achieved all targets between now and GE14.
“This is important to ensure the people’s confidence towards Umno will increase by the time the next general election comes,” said Mukhriz.
Johor Umno Youth deputy chief Datuk Khairul Anwar Rahmat said Najib also touched on Islam, saying the way forward for the party was to enhance its struggle to uphold the religion.
“The Malays, including the young, are drawn to the religion and Umno must play its role to bring them closer to Islam instead of allowing other parties to do so,” he said.
Supreme council member Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said Najib’s briefing provided a direction for the party as it prepared to face the next general election.
“He stressed on Umno’s need to be inclusive; that it must be open to all. We also need to work on connecting with the younger generation through social media,” she said.
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