KUALA LUMPUR: Delegates attending the Umno Youth conference today were told to marry the daughters of Pas supporters to strengthen the ‘Muafakat Nasional’ political cooperation between the two former political foes.
Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said this in jest when delivering his speech to adjourn the party’s youth wing delegates’ conference at Putra World Trade Centre here.
“We must continue to strengthen our political cooperation with Pas.
“The first strategy is through (strengthening) unity (between Umno and) Pas.
“Any of you, if you are single, go and marry the daughters of people from Pas.
“If you already have a wife from Wanita Umno, if you fulfil the requirements, look for a second wife from Muslimat Pas.
“Let us strengthen the unity (between Umno and Pas).
“They (the Pakatan government) are worried of the Pas and Umno union,” he told delegates.
Ahmad also told the youth delegates to ensure a better relationship with voters through social media to ensure better results in the next general election.
He was confident that 32 seats could be won by Umno and Barisan Nasional with Pas’ cooperation.
He said the constituencies were Kangar, Jerlun, Kubang Pasu, Sungai Petani, Padang Serai, Kulim Bandar Baru, Tanjung Malim, Kuantan, Temerloh, Bentong, Sungai Besar, Kuala Langat, Kuala Pilah, Tampin, Sri Gading, Putatan, and Kalabakan.
On Sept 14, Umno and Pas signed a charter, Muafakat Nasional, to make their political pact official.
The Tanjung Piai by-election saw MCA candidate Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng backed by Pas. It led to a victory for Wee with a 15,086 majority.