mentality and attitude of the Malays have to change : Maslan
Umno Information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan urged the Malays to change their mindset to be in line with Vision 2020 objectives which consists of progress in business, unity, politics, leadership and education.
The mentality of Malays must change to be more open minded and competitive to seize any opportunities. Ahmad stressed that Malays must obtain knowledge as education is the basis for progress. Besides that, he also urged the Malays to explore the business sector to earn a better income.
Malays should change their mindset to be in tandem with the objective of Vision 2020 which encompasses progress in education, business, unity, politics and leadership.
Umno Information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan said they should also be competitive to be able to seize opportunities and be successful.
"The mentality and attitude of the Malays have to change so that they will be more open minded and competitive," he said when opening the Wangsa Maju Umno divisional meeting here Saturday.
Ahmad, who is Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, emphasised the need for Malays to acquire knowledge being that education was the basis for progress.
"Without knowledge, we cannot change the society," he added.
He also encouraged them to venture into the business sector for better income.
At a media conference later, Ahmad said there was no need for the government to entertain Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz's call for the government to give time before holding a general election to enable the contesting political parties to prepare themselves.