TAIPING, July 14 (Bernama) -- The 13th general election is regarded a
challenging one which demands the loyalty and solidarity among all Umno members
to achieve the party''s struggle, Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie
Apdal said today.
He said Umno members should remain loyal to the party and to maintain unity
in the party.
"Loyalty and unity in the party have to be maintained to ensure the party''s
strength, and also in an effort to increase the party membership," he told
reporters after opening the Taiping Umno divisional delegates meeting here
He said all Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties should be more
aggressive in their efforts to win the people''s support.
Earlier in his speech, Mohd Shafie said the Malays should realise that they
could not rely on others to achieve their goals.
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"Their loyalty to Umno should not only be to the song. Their struggle for
the party should not be seasonal, which is only during election time. Failure to
translate loyalty because of not being elected as election candidate, not given
projects, post and reward, and instead vote for the opposition. The one to lose
will not only be the Malays and country, but also religion," he added.
He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, as Umno President, had
carried out various transformations, including in the party to ensure Umno