KUALA LUMPUR – Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Wanita Umno must continue to play its role as a force that strengthens genuine party spirit.
The prime minister said the commitment and struggles of Wanita Umno in maintaining close rapport with the people all this while had become the fortress and shield for the party to continue to remain in power.
“Although we are now in an era of sophistication, that is, the world is at our finger tips, nothing is more valuable than our services and struggles that we give because of our love for the party,” he said in his speech when launching the book ‘Serikandi Negara’ at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), here today.
The 127-page book, published by the Wanita Umno movement, shows the changes and transformation the movement had gone through as the backbone of Umno.
Also present were the prime minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor; Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.
He said it had been proven that Wanita Umno had played an important role in helping Umno right from the country’s independence until today.
Thus, he said, the publication of the book could show the trials and tribulations faced by the movement to be recorded in the annals of Malaysian history.
Meanwhile, Shahrizat said the movement would be the heroine in defending the Umno president and deputy president from any threat by certain groups.
“Don’t anyone come and threaten our heroes…let there be no thorn in the flesh because we will act as the main fortress for them,” he said.
She said Wanita would also endeavour to rekindle the fighting spirit of the Umno members in facing whatever challenges there may be.. – BERNAMA