Umno Youth targets 1.2 million Malay voters through Ops Jejak

Lester Mason
December 7, 2017

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said each of the 64,000 activists would be responsible for looking after 30 voters in their areas and promoting Umno to them.

The Youth and Sports Minister said he will make an effort to allow younger candidates to have more limelight as he shies away from it. One of the problems is that it is hard for others to come out of the shadows. More and more of them are being known and exposed.

Former UMNO Youth members form an important asset to the party because their contribution was truly significant to ensure that the party remained relevant until today, said UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said anything would be good so long as the number of young candidates is more than the previous general election.

UMNO Youth is hiring 64,000 activists for its Ops Jejak campaign, a last push initiative to secure 1.2 million Malay voters under 40-years-old for the coming general election.

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin today acknowledged that his popularity and likeability among the youths may have overshadowed some fresher faces in the party.

"We want more (candidates) definitely".

"I can't say for sure how many will be fielded, as we need to look at the quality of candidates and the available vacancies".

"We do not want to repeat these past mistakes - where the government was caught up in chasing temporal wins to the extent that they did not focus on the future", he said.

The informal event, held in conjunction with the 2017 UMNO General Assembly, was aimed at rekindling the ties among comrades in the party, with the first held during the party's general assembly in 2014.

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