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Delegates pray prior to the address of Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Najib Razak at an annual gathering of Malaysia's ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in Kuala Lumpur on March 24, 2009. — AFP picDelegates pray prior to the address of Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Najib Razak at an annual gathering of Malaysia's ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in Kuala Lumpur on March 24, 2009. — AFP picTAIPING, Jan 18 — Umno is targetting to get four million young people to register as its party members, as well as voters, before the 14th general election (GE14).

Its vice-president, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, said various programmes would be carried out to achieve the target on the realisation that more than half of the total voters by then, estimated at six million, would be the young people.

“Umno is the party where the young people should place their hope because Umno provides them with a platform for them to speak and together formulate government policies,” he told reporters after launching the Puteri Umno membership campaign at Taman Tasik Taiping here today.

Towards this end, he said the party’s youth and Puteri wings would carry out various programmes to attract the young people, especially the fence sitters.

Shafie, who is Rural and Regional Development Minister, said five states, including Sabah and Selangor, had recorded an increase in Umno membership after the 13th general election. — Bernama

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