KUALA LUMPUR: Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today outlined seven ingredients that would ensure Umno and the Barisan Nasional's (BN) victory at the polls.
"I think there is no magic ingredients to ensure Umno and Barisan National's victory in the general election other than implementing our focus over the next few years.
"We have to work hard to ensure the party's victory, then God willing, our party will succeed," he said when winding up the debate at the Umno General Assembly 2011 here today.
The ingredients are unity, loyalty, service, sacrifice, hard work, acceptance and submission, he added.
The deputy prime minister said the most important ingredient was unity in line with Umno's slogan.
"To win, unity is important as I have mentioned at the Wanita, Youth and Puteri assemblies. It is important that we have unity of hearts, minds and objective. and all these translated into unity in our resolve," he said.
He also reminded party members not to cause new problems, including resorting to back-stabbing and sabotage.
The deputy prime minister said secondly, Umno members must be loyal and should not take action that could be deemed not toeing the line.
"Do not do anything against the party's ethics and damage the party during this important and challenging time," he said.
Muhyiddin said thirdly, Umno members must serve wholeheartedly to the party and should not be calculative in performing their tasks.
"We are in a critical moment. We need to double our efforts as the president had said 'business is not as usual'. Do not take the same approach without taking into account the changing times and environment," he said.
Fourthly, he said all Umno members must be willing to sacrifice for the party regardless of time, energy and thinking without expecting any reward.
For the fifth ingredient, he said everyone in the party must strive for victory in the election as hard work would guarantee success.
"Umno members must be good team players just like in a football team. A good striker should play upfront, a goalkeeper should play as a goalkeeper and not becoming a striker or vice-versa.
"And what is most important is not to score own goals. This is a taboo in football as well as in the election, do not score own goals," he added. - Bernama