BENTONG, June 4 – Party President Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi hopes that the information machinery can absorb all issues related to the people in an effort to help the community at various levels.
According to him, all matters related to the community should be a priority so that all communication, both verbal and non-verbal, can be clarified and solved at the same time.
“Don’t take it lightly, the approach must be changed. Subscibe to face-to-face engagement, it’s quite important but non-verbal communication also dominates the message,” he said when officiating Umno Information Retreat here, last night.
The three-day and two-night retreat at ILMU saw participation of state-level information chiefs as well as divisions nationwide.
Meanwhile, Vice President and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob while closing the event has instructed all information machinery to carry out the best preparations to face the 15th General Election (GE15).
The ceremony was also attended by Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, Information Chief, Shahril Hamdan, Supreme Working Council (MKT) members Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin and Datuk Khaidiriah Abu Zahar.
PM’s presence at the settlement was a boost to participants when most of them expressed their appreciation.
Similarly, Shahril stressed that Umno together with Barisan Nasional is better than other parties that have ruled the country.
According to him, as it is quite different from other parties, it is appropriate for Umno to use various methods and apply the party’s strength to face the general election.
“All leaders at every level has the methods and capabilities and must be mobilised so that each can take care of a different market. That is our strength compared to other parties which have only one way. In fact, Umno has traditionally had various abilities and ‘skills’ in the machinery. We must use it so that we do not use just one method,” he said.
Shahril who is also Youth Vice-Chief, hoped that the information machinery would not look down on young people who often express their views on the social media.
“We cannot play rhetoric and sentiment anymore, there must be an offer to improve their economy. Do not take it up lightly. We must listen to them.”