Embrace new ideas and don't dwell in the past, says Tok Mat in 75th anniversary message to Umno

Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan. - Filepic/The Star

SEREMBAN: Umno must be open to new ideas and should no longer consider age as a qualification to come up with the best political thoughts, says Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.

In a message to mark the party’s 75th anniversary, the Umno deputy president said it was more important for these thoughts and ideas to have quality and validity.

"Umno must keep up with the times if it wants to remain relevant.

“It must have multigenerational supporters because generational change is real and must be accepted, ” he said in a Facebook post.

Umno celebrates its anniversary on Monday (May 11).

Mohamad said members should stop talking about the party’s glorious past when there was so much uncertainty now.

“We can no longer be lulled by nostalgia.

“Only those who wish to see Umno live can uphold its values and mission; not those who want to make a living from the party," he said.

He also thanked party members for remaining loyal despite the hardships it faced in recent times.

Umno, he said, would emerge stronger if members continued to work hard, were open to new ideas and stayed united.

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