BAGAN DATUK, Oct 9 – The birth of too many political parties are making the people fed up as they carry different ideologies and opinion.
President Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this scenario could plunge the country’s economy into a phase of uncertainty.
He said the country’s political landscape should continue to move forward by avoiding the addition of political parties and reducing ideological differences and opinions, while focus must be given to developing the country.
“As a country that practices a democratic system, a person is free to establish any association, organization or political party. But we have to comprehend that having too many political parties will give no space to any of them to be dominant so as to back up the democratic system and forming a government.
“In Umno, there is no new and old Umno. We accept all ages, including veterans. If there is a difference of opinion, this is often celebrated by every leadership. I don’t think there is a need to revive a party that was banned in 1988.
“That spirit needs to be injected in the current Umno. Let’s unite so that we can move on the same track. Not only Umno but Barisan Nasional must be strengthened. The time has come for us to put all differences behind for the sake of our beloved country,” he said.
The Bagan Datuk Member of Parliament said this after observing a vaccination program at the homes of homeless with Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad here.
Zahid was commenting on media reports that Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah or better known as Ku Li had led a meeting with a group of Umno veterans to discuss efforts to revive the so-called ‘Umno Lama’.