Umno Youth targets to increase its membership to 700,000 from the 633,244 at present.
Its chief Khairy Jamaluddin said he was confidence of achieving the target by the end of this year.
â€œWe will open our online registration soon to facilitate those who are interested to join pemuda, especially undergraduates and youth.
â€œThis is in line with the party rejuvenation plan announced by our president Datuk Seri Najib Razak during the party general assembly last year,â€ he said during a press conference after the Umno Youth executive committee meeting here today.
Najib, who is also the prime minister, launched Umno online membership registration system in November in line with his pledge to ensure the party to be more dynamic and progressive.
Khairy said he had also instructed branch and division leaders nationwide to promote the party and explain the true struggles of Umno.
â€œWe want our members to use the Umno wing as a platform for them to contribute to the country.
â€œTo do that, they need to understand the true struggles and the main objective of our party,â€ he said.-NST