ALOR GAJAH, Feb 24 (Bernama) -- The Puteri UMNO movement with other Barisan Nasional component parties need to be committed and boost efforts to reach out to more young people especially those voting for the first time ahead of the 14th General Election (GE14) .
Puteri Umno chief and Masjid Tanah Member of Parliament, Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said the increase in the number of voters for the party from among the group would be part of the deciding factor for victory for the party in the coming general election.
"I see the number of young voters in excess of 40 per cent and that is quite high in that if the focus on young voters is not given then it will affect the party's opportunities not only in Masjid Tanah but also throughout the country.
"Hence, I express my appreciation to the top leadership led by the Prime Minister and (UMNO Youth chief) Khairy Jamaluddin who appreciate the young people by preparing a manifesto for them to face the upcoming GE14," she said.
She was speaking to reporters at the 2018 People's Touch Sale Programme which benefited more than 3,000 residents of the Masjid Tanah parliamentary constituency here, especially those living in the rural areas.....