UMNO Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin said that the movement was entrusted with the responsibility of winning the support for UMNO and Barisan Nasional from Malay voters aged 40 year and below, which is estimated to 1.9 million people.
According to Khairy, UMNO Youth is required to assist in dissemination of information and countering slander by the opposition, during the GE14 election campaign.
“The party President’s briefing for the (UMNO General Assembly 2017) delegates this afternoon had stated the importance of being fully prepared for the upcoming elections and having a winning mentality.”
“Datuk Seri (Ahmad) Zahid (Hamidi), meanwhile, gave specific tasks for the party’s wings to undertake the soonest possible.
“He said, ‘Action, Action, Action!’ So, there should be a sense of urgency at every level.”
Wanita UMNO Chief, Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said the Wanita movement would be optimising its traditional approach – going to the ground and meeting the voters face to face in the general election campaign.
She said Wanita UMNO will act as the eyes and ears of the people in highlighting all their doubts and problems to the government.
“We are in the last phase before GE14 and Wanita UMNO has pledged to up our work tempo as GE14 will be the mother of all elections in this country and we really take our job seriously.”
Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin, who is the Puteri UMNO Chief, said that Zahid has talked about togetherness in his speech, a feat that should be emulated by all party members, setting aside personal interests and agenda for the party’s survival.
“He had called on Puteri to together with the Wanita and Youth wings to shoulder the responsibility of helping the party win in GE14.”
“God willing, we will step up our work, especially to garner votes from young women,” she added.