: UMNO President Datuk Seri Najib Razak reminded members to carry out their duties to their best ability in accordance to the party’s constitution.
In his policy speech, Najib said, the Deputy President must also assist the President and use the proper channels in voicing out concerns.
“It has been enshrined in the party’s constitution that the responsibility shouldered by the President under clause 9.8.1 is to be the leader in charge of the smooth running of the party.
“Clause 9.8.2 meanwhile literally states in detail the responsibility and task of a Deputy President which is ‘The Deputy President is to assist the President,” Najib said.
His speech was met by cheers by the 2,000 delegates from 191 divisions nationwide who had converged at The Putra World Trade Center on Thursday.
Also present was UMNO Deputy President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and UMNO Vice-President Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.
“Clause 9.8.3 outlines the duties and responsibilities of the Vice-President that states ‘The duties of the Vice-Presidents are to assist the President’,” Najib said.
He added, this was the secret formula that had enabled UMNO to survive this long and become the backbone of the government until today.