KOTA BHARU – The UMNO general assembly 2016 would be the best avenue for delegates to convey the grassroots’ plight.
It is also the most appropriate time for party leaders to hear out the people’s grievances and act on them in the best possible manner, according to Kelantan UMNO Information chief Datuk Md Alwi Che Ahmad.
“This is the time when we get to face our leaders and they will listen to the pulse of the people; if we don’t do it there, then we will fail to convey the people’s message.
“The ministers are so busy with the Cabinet, with the task of running the country that they sometimes forget that their most important responsibility is to take care of the people’s well-being,” he told Bernama here.
Md Alwi, 60, who is also Kok Lanas assemblyman and Keterah divisional deputy chief had served as Kelantan UMNO’s spokesman at the assembly for more than 10 times since 1991 under three party presidents, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and presently Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He advised those who had similarly been appointed as spokesmen, to express the people’s messages frankly albeit in a way that does not insult the leaders.
“Tell them (leaders) precisely what the people’s feelings are, how we, on the ground, are enduring the pinch from the high cost of living…whether the people can cope or not, because we want the leaders to improve the situation so that that feeling of distress will be alleviated,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said Kelantan UMNO would be raising seven resolutions at the general assembly, which were decided at its convention last month.
About 3,200 delegates are expected to attend the annual event to be staged at Putra World Trade Centre from Nov 29 till Dec 3. – BERNAMA