Sabah Umno chief Musa Aman has reminded all local party leaders, especially elected representatives to consistently go down to the ground and meet the people to address and solve public issues.
He said Umno leaders should routinely carry out the tasks for the people notwithstanding whether it was election season or not.
“Going down to the ground is a routine for Umno where we meet the people before, during and after the elections.
“What’s more important is that we listen to their woes and help them.
“So there should be no problem for us to do our ‘turun padang’ programmes,” he said after a Sabah Umno liaison meeting at the Umno Sabah headquarters early this week, reported Sabah Daily Express.
He noted that the opposition parties had been active in their approaches to reach the people, especially in the rural areas.
Thus, he said , as leaders we should meet the people and explain to them what the government has done for them thus far.
Musa, also Sabah chief minister, nonetheless expressed confidence that Umno was well-prepared to face the next general election (GE14).
He said Umno was always sincere in its struggle for betterment of the people, and always understand their needs.
He said the government had introduced numerous people-oriented policies and “we thank Prime Minister Najib Razak for initiating beneficial policies.”
Citing the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) scheme which Musa said was claimed by certain quarters as a form of corruption, he said the programme had proven to be good for the people.
“From the start, we have stressed that BR1M needs to be provided for the people, especially those who need it.
“It is sincere contribution from the government for the people,” he said.