Its chief Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad described the passing of the motion as “a historic achievement for the wing”.
“This is a recognition for our work, struggle, contributions and sacrifices for the party. Alhamdullillah, we are grateful and happy.
“This will further encourage us to pour our hearts and soul for the party,” she said yesterday.
In her policy speech at the wing’s assembly, Noraini said the request was meant as an acknowledgement for their hard work.
On Friday, the amendments were made along with changes to several other articles in the party constitution as the first order of business when the assembly reconvened after Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s presidential address.
Among other amendments were matters on discipline and rules on party registration.
A total of 12 amendments were tabled by vice-president Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin and all of them were unanimously approved by the 2,649 delegates.
Approval was also given to amend the constitution to allow the party to strip the membership of a member who is found to have registered as a member of another party.
This new clause will be added to the party constitution.
Delegates also supported the amendment to lower the membership age from 18 to 16.
Khaled, in presenting the amendments, told delegates that the changes were to ensure the party would remain “up to date and relevant”.
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