In a proactive move, Johor Umno, the United Malays National Organization, has confirmed plans to host a state-level convention to deliberate on critical issues linked to the development and progress of the state, particularly concerning the Malay community.
Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, chairman of the Johor Umno Liaison Committee, expressed that the convention is a necessary step towards closing the gap between the tasks that need execution and the efforts to uphold the position of the Malays. “This forum will be a platform for meaningful dialogue with grassroots leadership and government representatives,” he stated.
The convention’s scheduling will occur after the conclusion of state polls in six states, with the specific details of the date and venue to be announced by the committee’s secretary, Datuk Abdul Halim Suleiman.
Addressing the media after the Johor Umno Liaison Committee meeting, Nordin, also the Minister of Higher Education, asserted that the Malay community in Johor holds diverse aspirations. Umno, he stated, carries the responsibility to bring these aspirations to fruition. “It’s our duty to represent the Malays effectively, especially in Johor,” he said.
This convention is not the first of its kind. The previous Johor Umno convention took place on October 5, 2019, overseen by Umno president, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
In closing, Nordin maintained that the upcoming convention is a strategic tool to reinforce Umno’s effectiveness and to assure that the fight to defend the Malay community’s interests is on the right track.
This news is based on a malaymail.com article.