Hisham: Testing period proves how well Sabah Umno has matured

SANDAKAN: A testing period has proved how well Sabah Umno has matured, especially in solving its problems without affecting the solidarity among its members and leaders, says Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

Despite being the youngest member in the party, the level of Sabah Umno's maturity, sanity and strength were extraordinary.

He said this was evident when Umno members in Semporna were tested with the most difficult situation last year following the sacking of its leader Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal who was also Umno vice-president.

"They were at the crossroads and had to choose between the party and their leader. It was not easy for Umno members in Semporna, and also in Sabah as a whole.

"Today, that testing period proved how well Sabah Umno has matured and prepared to face any challenges in view of the upcoming 14th general election," he said when opening the Libaran Umno Division Delegates Conference here today.

Also present was Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.

Meanwhile, in his speech, Musa said the establishment of Sabah Umno had benefitted the people so much in terms of development and wellbeing.

He said Umno had not just brought development to the state, but also had brought the people closer, regardless of their race, religion and culture.

"As a result, Sabah has progressed rapidly in various fields, thanks to Umno and BN (Barisan Nasional)," he said. — Bernama