In order to get support from the people, Umno and Barisan Nasional must display its dynamism by understanding the aspiration of the people said Umno treasurer Salleh Said Keruak.
Salleh said the politics of rhetoric must be interpreted in the form of explanation to the people on the efforts of the party other than replying to issues played by the opposition.
Salleh said in facing the next GE 14, people are looking forward for the government of the day to understand about cost of living and housing problems.
Good leaders and governments always listen to the pulse of the people and do not assume they are ever-knowing, he added reported in Bernama.
“We must remember the people at the grassroots have no time for politicking, every day they work to live and they are the silent majority.
“We must also look at a different perspective, for example, if it is a housing issue. How are those earning RM3,000 or RM5,000 going to buy a house, are the houses provided by 1Malaysia People’s Housing (PR1MA) Corporation and Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (PSNB) adequate?” he said when met by reporters during a visit to the Media Centre in conjunction with the 2016 UMNO General Assembly here today.
On the politics of service, Salleh said Umno and BN must continue to serve all strata of society and not just party members.
“Umno and BN must show it is not a party which practices emotional politics by giving the opportunity to the people to make comparisons between the party and the opposition.
“Even if there are shortcomings, Umno and BN endeavour to serve the people which is different from the opposition who quarrel with one another, in fact, they don’t even have a shadow cabinet,” he said.