PADANG BESAR – Perlis UMNO liaison chairman Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim today expressed confidence that Perlis would remain a Barisan Nasional stronghold.
He attributed this to the people’s realisation that the state’s progress and development were achieved through the efforts of the BN government.
Shahidan, who is also Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said the state UMNO and BN should however not take it for granted but continue to work hard in preparation for the next general election.
“Currently, all the UMNO divisions are updating their electoral rolls, which is scheduled to be ready by the end of the month, apart from strengthening their strategy and machinery,” he added.
He spoke to reporters after opening the Padang Besar UMNO Division delegates meeting here today.
Earlier in his speech, Shahidan, who is Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, reminded party members not to allow their feeling of discontentment to jeopardise UMNO.
“To feel hurt is normal when we are in a group, but what is important is not to let it control our emotions. Be open-minded,” he added. – BERNAMA