MALACCA, Oct 17 – The Malacca Puteri Umno is urged to focus on efforts to track young female voters who have the potential to become new members of the movement ahead of the 14th General Elections (GE14). Its chief Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said such an effort needed to be effectively implemented through ideas related to the causes or problems being faced by those aged 35 and below.
“So far we identified about 65,000 young female voters in Malacca and, of that total, I am confident a large proportion are potential women voters for Puteri. Hence all Puteri members at all levels must work hard and go to the ground to identity this group of women voters,” she told reporters after the Malacca Puteri Umno programme with Puteri members here last night.
The ceremony was also attended by State Umno liaison chairman and Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron. Mas Ermieyati said a series of meetings, training sessions and courses would be conducted as part of the preparation by Puteri Umno machinery to help Barisan Nasional (BN) in GE14.
At present over 50% out of the total voters in Malacca were comprised of young women who are able to contribute substantially to BN in GE14 and, hence, she urged the state Umno leadership to consider increasing Puteri Umno’s quota to contest in the polls. — Bernama