KUALA LUMPUR: Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak expressed his appreciation to Wanita Umno today for their contributions and for being the backbone of the party.
Najib, who is also Prime Minister, made the gesture spontaneously when he stopped by at the venue where Wanita Umno was holding its meeting.
"I want to thank the Wanita chief (Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil) for the unwavering support. Thank you to Wanita and please continue with the good work you have been doing.
"Before the election was held, during the election and at the by-elections, Wanita was taking every necessary steps day and night, which we appreciate very much.. Thank you Wanita Umno Malaysia," said Najib, who ended his brief speech chanting, 'Hidup Wanita' three times to the cheers of 983 delegates present.
Earlier, while launching the movement's meeting, Shahrizat urged delegates to stand behind their party president and give him their unwavering support.
"Let Wanita lead the way in providing Datuk Seri Najib the strength to steer the party. Let Wanita be the fort to defend the party," she said.
Najib who was with his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor also launched the 'Tabung Pejuang Nadi Rakyat', which is an initiative of the movement to ensure that the wellbeing of its veteran members is given due attention. – Bernama