Zahid: Umno members mustn’t be like ‘crabs in a bucket’


PETALING JAYA: Umno members should not be like “crabs in a bucket” that try to get free or go up the ladder by stepping on others, said party acting deputy president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Instead, he said, they should be like ants that always greet friends when they meet.

“Our problem is like crabs in a bucket.

“These crabs, when they are in a bucket, step on one another because all they want is to get out to save or promote themselves.

“In the end all die. Those who get out should seek help to flip the bucket so that all the crabs can get out.”

He said this when closing the Kelana Jaya Umno divisional delegates’ conference here today.

Zahid, who is also deputy prime minister, said such a problem existed in Umno, including in Selangor.

As such, he said Umno leaders in Selangor should unite to win back the state in the coming general election.

He said a new approach using technology and the social media was required to win the support of voters in the urban areas, including Selangor.

“This is because the urban people like their hearts and minds to be tapped through social media communications, not by knocking at their doors as that would encroach on their privacy.”

He also told Umno members to be prepared to face the onslaught of attacks from the opposition and also from within the party.

This would happen when some members become disgruntled at not getting what they wanted, like being chosen as the election candidates.

At the event, Zahid also announced an allocation of RM400,000 for repairs and upgrading of the Dewan Budiman at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Sunway here.