Wednesday, November 30, 2011

3.4m members won't guarantee BN's victory, says Umno information head

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno members should not be over-confident in winning the general election following the party's success in registering 3.4 million members so far.


Umno information head Datuk Ahmad Maslan said this was because the large membership could not guarantee victory for the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the next general election.
 
"(This is because) Umno members represented only one-quarter of the total of 12 million voters," he told reporters after opening the 7th Malay Agenda Seminar organised by the Overseas Umno Club Alumni, here today.
 
He said currently about three million Umno members were registered voters.
 
As such, he said all Umno members must work hard to gain the support of other voters, especially those 'fence sitters'.
 
"...we have to get closer to the other voters too and get them to support Umno and the Barisan Nasional (BN)," he added. -- Bernama 

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