Umno needs more young leaders

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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 17): Umno needs more young leaders to become members of the supreme council to face reality and the current political landscape. Umno Youth vice-chief Datuk Razali Ibrahim said picking more young leaders could prepare Umno for the 14th general election to face the opposition parties many of whom had a line up of young leaders. "Sharing experience with old leaders and fresh ideas from young leaders will definitely be able to translate the concept of rejuvenating the party which will simultaneously garner the support of the people," he told Bernama here today.  Razali believed the delegates would give room to young leaders to become party leaders so that Umno will continue to be fresh and relevant, other than creating a combination of old and new leaders, to ensure a balanced political landscape today.He said this when commenting on the chances of young leaders for the supreme council posts in the election on Saturday involving 71 candidates contesting for the deputy permanent chairman, vice-president and supreme council posts. The post of permanent chairman held by Tan Sri Badruddin Amiruldin, president, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and deputy president, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin were won uncontested.This Saturday, 144,297 delegates would decide on the leaderships at the national and divisional levels simultaneously in the peninsula and Sabah.