In a critical move to revitalize its political standing, UMNO Terengganu has named Datuk Rozi Mamat as the new Chairman of the UMNO Terengganu Liaison Body (BPUNT). The appointment was made during the party's Supreme Council Meeting (MKT) on Wednesday, replacing the former chairman, Ahmad Said.
Appointing Rozi Mamat: A Strategic Decision
The decision to appoint Rozi Mamat, the current Secretary of UMNO Terengganu, is seen as a strategic response to the recent Kemaman by-election. The National Front (BN) suffered a defeat, losing by a majority of 37,220 votes. This electoral setback has been perceived as a manifestation of the public's demand for a drastic change in the state's UMNO leadership.
Political Ramifications and Expectations
Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman, the UMNO head for Kuala Nerus, stated that this development signifies a strong message from the Terengganu citizens. The political climate necessitates UMNO to courageously confront the critical challenges of the times and to restore the people's confidence and trust in the party.
Leadership Changes and Discipline Measures
These political reshuffles are not limited to Terengganu. Onn Hafiz has been tasked with strengthening the leadership in UMNO Johor and the central command. In addition, disciplinary measures have been taken against Isham Jalil, leading to his expulsion from the party. These developments underscore UMNO's commitment to reinvigorate its leadership and regain the public's trust.