KUALA LUMPUR: The Umno general assembly will allow differing views to be aired so that the party remains in touch with the people’s aspirations, says Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Zahid, who is the party’s vice-president, said views expressed by the younger generation, including university students, should be taken into account as they are at the forefront of society and close to the pulse of the people.
Undergraduates, he said, also had a role to play in nation-building, the Star reported
“Differing views should be aired so that our feet will remain planted on the ground,” he said.
Speaking at the opening of the National Undergraduates Leadership (Pemanas) Conference 4.0, Zahid said that being close to the people allowed Umno to ensure the nation remained successful.
About 300 university students attended the conference, which was organised by Umno in conjunction with the party’s assembly.
“At this critical juncture when Malays and Islam are painted in a negative light, do we stay in the dark or come out?”
Zahid also advised undergraduates not to be easily taken in by foreign influences that could harm the country.
“The look and feel of the country cannot be moulded by outsiders,” he said. -FMT