Monday October 12, 2009
Najib writes on Umno’s weaknesses
KUALA LUMPUR: A book written by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on the weaknesses of Umno is now available in MPH bookstores outlets nationwide.
Entitled Menakhoda Zaman (Helming the Times), the book, comprising 11 chapters is based on five of Najib’s speeches when he was Umno deputy president from 2004 and 2009.
In the book, Najib, who is now Umno president, used materials from the speeches to help the readers assess and understand the current political situation in the party.
He said members should be confident in facing whatever possibilities and be ready to defend the party.
Najib then went on to propose practical methods and approaches to face challenges.
He also warned of the danger of losing power as a result of leaders who lacked wisdom when exercising their powers.
The first 1,000 copies of the books were made available at the MPH outlet in MidValley shopping mall here yesterday.
Local songstress, Datuk Siti Nurhaliza and her husband, Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa were among the first 100 to buy books with Najib’s autograph.
The book, which is in Malay and English, is jointly published by the National Translation Institute and MPH Group Publishing.
It is sold at RM42 a copy in Peninsular Malaysia and RM45 per copy in Sabah and Sarawak.