02 August 2013

'Address urban woes or we'll lose more in GE14'

Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin has urged party leaders to work to address the concerns of urbanites or face risk losing more seats in the 14th general election.

At a buka puasa event organised by Federal Territories Umno, he said that the woes range from bread and butter issues to matters like human rights and corruption.

"If we do not fulfil our responsibilities, take things for granted and merely pray for support, then maybe we will not be able to maintain our present position," he said.

Muhyiddin said Umno realises that for better educated urban residents, one of the biggest issues is corruption.

"Corruption is a problem which urban dwellers pay attention to and expect the government to, as well.

"How we deal with corruption is something they want to know as they believe corruption is a cancer to society and a government who cannot overcome this cannot fulfil its other responsibilities," he said at the Al-Imam As-Shafie mosque in Taman Maluri.

He said, other than that, Umno must also help solve issues like the rising cost of living and house prices as these burden urbanites the most.

He said the urban residents are a window to the electorate in the rest of the nation, as people of all walks of life and different regions congregate in the city.

'ABU means Allah Blesses Umno'

Meanwhile, Federal Territories Umno chief Tengku Adnan Mansor said that the previous general election results show that Malays are with Umno, allowing the party to raise its number of Parliament seats from 79 to 88 seats.

"When we see (the graffiti) ABU, it actually means Allah Berkati Umno (Allah Blesses Umno) and we see in the Kuala Besut by-elections, Allah Bersama Umno (Allah Was With Umno)," he quipped.

ABU is an oft-cited graffiti around Kuala Lumpur, meaning Asalkan Bukan Umno (Anything But Umno), and has morphed into an organised anti-BN movement.

Meanwhile, Tengku Adnan in his speech also told Muhyiddin that Federal Territories Umno will support party president Najib Abdul Razak and Muhyiddin to retain the top two Umno posts.

"But as for the three vice-presidents' posts, I cannot guarantee as when I check on the ground, many want to see a contest for the post," he said.

However, he said, the Putrajaya division which he leads will vote for a status quo for the top five posts.

Tengku Adnan, who is also Putrajaya MP, also urged Umno members to remain united despite the party polls in October.

"We are on the right track, but the problem is that we like to fight among ourselves," he said.


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