The Umno General Assembly starts today with numerous important events arranged for the whole day.
The simultaneous opening of the three Umno wings, namely, the Wanita, Youth and Puteri movements was scheduled to take place at 8 pm by Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi, who is also the Umno vice-president.
The three party wings had unanimously wanted the opening to be conducted by Zahid, who is currently carrying out the duties of the deputy president.
The opening of the three wings was carried out by their respective heads, last year, Bernama reported.
As usual, party President Najib Razak would deliver his message in the President’s Briefing at 2 pm, to be attended by Umno Supreme Council members, Wanita, Youth and Puteri excos and division heads.
The five-day assembly would involve 5,732 delegates.
The Prime Minister is also scheduled to perform a ground breaking ceremony for the development of the Kuala Lumpur Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC KL) which is set to be a new landmark in the national capital.
In addition, several side events outside the assembly would also be held, namely, 2016 Umno Information Convention, 2016 (Women) Nadi Negara Award Ceremony and the launching of a media centre which would be opened by Zahid.