May 12, 2023
KUALA LUMPUR – Umno remains relevant despite the perception that it is now akin to a “lifeless” party after its poor electoral showings since 2018, says party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Umno, which he said has gone through various challenges throughout its 77 years of existence, still has 26 MPs and also four more from other Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties.
“When we look within, we should not forget history but if we keep digging into history without preparing to move forward, we will end up nowhere.
“In 23 years, Umno will be 100 years old, meaning in two more decades, when Umno is 100 years old, the outline of Umno’s struggles may have changed,” he said.
Ahmad Zahid added that despite being in the current government with only a small contribution of MPs, the party functions better in the Malaysia Madani and unity government compared to ties with its partners in the previous government.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also Deputy Prime Minister, said this in his mandate in conjunction with Umno’s 77th anniversary celebrations here Thursday (May 11) night.
The event was also attended by members of the party’s senior leadership. – Bernama