Super response to Umno drive for membership


  • Nation
  • Monday, 09 Jun 2003

PENANG: The Umno Youth and Puteri convoy to recruit members has managed to capture the interest of the younger generation, judging from the response they received at every “pit stops” throughout the peninsula. 

Convoy leader Datuk Ab Rauf Yusoh said more than 15,000 new members were recruited since the convoy began its journey from the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) last Sunday.  

The 220-strong convoy on 20 superbikes and 44 cars continued their journey to Ipoh yesterday after resting one night in Penang, their ninth pit stop after Negri Sembilan, Malacca, Johor, Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu, Perlis and Kedah.  

Before the convoy was flagged off at the Esplanade, Timesnine Sdn Bhd presented its Malaysian-made innovative road safety gadget, the multi flex safety belt, to each of the bikers and their pillions.  

“We would be staying overnight in Ipoh before continuing our journey to Selangor and the Federal Territory,” he said, adding that the nine-day journey would end at PWTC at 8.30pm today.  

“Even the response in Pas-led Kelantan and Terengganu was overwhelming. It seems that the mood is swinging to Barisan Nasional now,” he said.  

Ab Rauf, who is also the Bukit Bintang Umno Youth chief, said:  

“By going to the ground, we can see for ourselves the level of support for Umno.”  

In Ipoh, Perak Puteri Umno would be launching a campaign next month to achieve its target of having 20,000 members by end of this year.  

The campaign aimed to recruit 5,000 new members. 

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