Saturday, April 25, 2009


Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, UMNO President's recent announcement of the supreme council appointees, official bearers and the UMNO State chiefs clearly show one thing - Najib has opted for the practical and wise choice of both continuity and change.

A total change may plunge UMNO into a shock and change which does not help to strengthen UMNO is of no use to the party. Clearly noticeable is the appointment of wanita representatives into the supreme council which will immediately strengthen the wanita wing.

Equally noticeable is the appointment of fresh and young people like YB Hj Ahmad Mazlan, YB Datuk Ahmad Husni and others. Ahmad Mazlan, for example is intelligent and it is expected that he will be instrumental in the dissemination of accurate and useful information about UMNO to the people. In this age of disinformation in politics, this is an important role.

The other noticeable thing is that Najib's team does not include any "parachuting". All the appointees are people who have served and contributed to UMNO for many number of good years. This will augur well for the party's struggle.

You can get the names of the appointees here and the list of supreme council members elected here.

Only time will tell if the new "President's Men" will bring UMNO out of the disrepute it has fallen into in the past 5 years.

UMNO must remember that as the main backbone of the Government, its relevance to the general well being of the Rakyat will be the most paramount consideration.


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