MUAR: The people should put their hopes on a party that is strong and not one that can't stand on its own and have to rely on others.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said people should pin their hopes on a party that was strong such as Umno, and Barisan Nasional.
"As long as Umno exists, the fate of the Malays and other communities in Malaysia will be assured and the country will continue to progress," said Najib.
He also said that Umno is not just a political party but a sacred political institution.
"Umno is the most successful party in Malaysia and a party where the Malays rely on. I realise that even though I am the prime minister, without the 3.5 million Umno members behind me, I would not be able to be a leader that can bring change to the people," said Najib.
The prime minister said this in his speech at an event with the Pagoh community in Felda Moakil here.
Also present were his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad.