KANGAR – UMNO presidential candidate Khairy Jamaluddin said he hopes that delegates throughout the country will use the party elections tomorrow as an opportunity to bring about major changes to the party, and thus win back the people’s trust in UMNO.
The former UMNO Youth chief said the elections this time were important because not only UMNO members but everyone else in the country was waiting to see changes in the party leadership.
“The people want to see us make major changes and choose an UMNO leadership which can win back the trust of the people,” he told reporters at Dewan 2020 here today.
Khairy said UMNO was also faced with a huge challenge, especially to change the way of thinking and culture, and to be seen as a wise party which was always with the people, not conceited and argued with knowledge and information.
He said he had always been a loyal party member and the time had come for him to bring about a major transformation in the party which was what the people wanted before they were ready to fully trust UMNO again.
In the party elections, Khairy will face Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and acting UMNO president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for the post of party president. – BERNAMA