Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim said party members must be brave to stand up against slanders and accusations thrown at the party leaders by the opposition. Bernama pic

GURUN: Umno members must always be ready to face the 14th General Election ‘war’ which can happen at any time.

Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim said Umno members must be brave to stand up against slanders and accusations thrown at the party leaders by the opposition.

Shahidan, who is also the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said it is unwise for members to leave the party due to petty issues.

“When we are being attacked from various direction, it is wise for us to stand together to face it.

“The party has already shifted into third gear to face the election so the grassroots members too must be prepared,” he said, when met after opening the Jerai Umno division meeting here today.

Also present were Jerai Umno division chief Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, Umno permanent chairman Tan Sri Badruddin Amiruldin, and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s political secretary Datuk Seri Ghazali Ibrahim.

Shahidan warned Umno members not to be swayed by political games being played by the opposition.

“Barisan Nasional (BN) needs to win the election because the party is the only one that is able to represent the people,” he said.

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