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Ahmad Zahidi: Prevent history from repeating itself
KUALA KANGSAR: Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi urged Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) component party members to come out of their comfort zones in order to prevent history from repeating itself as in the 2008 general election.
He said everyone should strengthen their parties to win the people's support and work closely with the BN components because the next general election promises to be 'business as unusual'.
"Some time ago, when Umno was lacking support, the BN partners helped by getting the support of Chinese, Indian and other ethnic groups. Their votes enabled BN to win big at the last general election," he told reporters after opening the Kuala Kangsar Umno delegates meeting, here today.
Earlier in his speech, he called on Umno members to place their faith in party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Perak liaison chairman Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir on the selection of candidates for the parliamentary and state assembly seats.
Meanwhile, in SUNGAI SIPUT, Ahmad Zahid, who is also Defence Minister and Bagan Datoh member of parliament called on Umno and BN members to work hard to gain the support of the people if they did not want to remain under the opposition.
Speaking at the closing of the Sungai Siput Umno delegates meeting, he added, "I urge Umno and BN to wrest the Sungai Siput parliamentary and Jalong state assembly seats." -- BERNAMA