KOTA BARU, Jun 25 – Umno presidential candidate Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has urged delegates to give him one term to revive the party. The Gua Musang Umno division chief said the main challenge facing Umno was the people’s negative perception towards the party, who viewed it as being proud and elitist.
“We need to improve ourselves because we face this challenge, as people think we are arrogant, and difficult to reach out to. This is a picture being painted by certain quarters (against Umno),” he told reporters after a Hari Raya dinner with Kelantan Umno delegates here, tonight.
Tengku Razaleigh said to get back on its feet, Umno would need to work with various parties including the non-Malays. “To rise, we need the people’s support, we have to be friends with many parties,” he said.
On whether Umno would collaborate with other Malay-based parties like PAS or Bersatu to regain the support of the people, he said: “I do not know (with whom) we will be working with (yet). We will have to see first. — Bernama