KUALA LUMPUR – The UMNO General Assembly 2015 commenced with a parade and hoisting of the UMNO flag at Plaza Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here today.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is also UMNO president arrived at 9 am with his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
They were received by Wanita chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, Pemuda chief Khairy Jamaludin and Puteri chief Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin.
Najib, in red ‘baju Melayu’ was escorted by UMNO secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to the special stage to take the salute from 150 members of the three UMNO wings led by Commander Ramlan Ramli who marched past him.
He then hoisted the UMNO flag â€˜Sang Saka Bangsaâ€™ while those present sang the party’s anthem titled, â€˜Bersatu, Bersetia, Berkhidmatâ€™.
Earlier, the theme song for the UMNO general assembly, ‘Melayu Bersatuâ€™ was sung by a choir by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) undergraduates.
After the ceremony, Najib headed to Dewan Merdeka to deliver his policy speech before launching the general assembly being held for three days until Saturday.
A total of 2,654 delegates from 191 divisions are attending the event. – BERNAMA