Build on ‘feel good’ theme, Umno assembly delegates told


KUALA LUMPUR: The Umno general assembly from Dec 5 to 9 will focus on the party’s preparations for the 14th general election, said party vice president Hishammuddin Hussein.

Hishammuddin, who heads the committee to vet resolutions for the annual gathering, reminded delegates to build on the “feel good” theme that began with the tabling of Budget 2018 by Prime Minister and party president Najib Razak last month.

“If that is not something to ‘feel good’ about, then I don’t know what is. We should not shift our attention from our successes,” he told a news conference at party headquarters here today.

He said the resolutions on politics received from the divisions included proposals to have no-contest for the posts of president and deputy president in the next party polls.

Hishammuddin said a total 826 resolutions were submitted by the 191 Umno divisions, out of which 635 were accepted for reference.

Of these 635 resolutions, 238 concerned politics, 79 (economy), 40 (religion), 97 (social), 114 (education) and one on amendment of the party’s constitution. The party accepted 191 resolutions without debate while none was rejected.

The resolutions on economy involved topics such as the goods and services tax (GST).

Those on religion and education included proposals to amend Section 13A(2) of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1957 on determining the legitimacy of Muslim and non-Muslim children following a recent court ruling.

“No resolution was rejected as the views represented the grassroots of Umno,” said Hishammuddin.