KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 – There is no need to hold an Umno general assembly in the near future before the national Budget is tabled, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. The 2014 Umno General Assembly Motion Committee chairman said the motions by debaters would still be given attention because they were continued efforts.
“They can voice out implementations at the general assembly but the future of our nation’s economy is not so focused on the yearly budget. “We have to discuss the 11th Malaysian Plan (RMK-11), that’s a five-year plan that has not been tabled yet. “There is no particular formula that the Umno general assembly needs to be conducted before or after the budget.
There’s no point for that because our plans are in the context of a continued economy,” he said when met by The Rakyat Post recently. Meanwhile, Umno motion task force head Datuk Rosnah Rashid Shirlin said although the general assembly was done after the Budget was tabled, delegates would still have the opportunity to state their stand.
She explained that the motions would be sent to party division leaders according to priority to enable feedback before implementation. “There are a few motions that we have sent to the ministries which have given feedback, and action has been taken on 20% of those motions. “So it’s not a big deal to have the assembly before or after the Budget.
For the first time this year, the Bureau of Constitutional Amendment and Malaysian Legislation, chaired by Hishammuddin, has been tasked with collecting the motions. “We will get continued feedback on the motions until next year if we need to,” she said. Rosnah added that claims by delegates that the government was not able to implement suggestions quickly was not accurate because division meetings were held before the 2015 Budget was tabled this year.