Sabah Umno has the most number of members

(The Star) – Sabah Umno holds the record as having the highest membership in the country.

Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said Sabah had 505, 852 members, and Kampung Kinosop in Libaran Sabah had 1,837 members, the highest at branch level.

Nationwide, Umno has 3,386 274 members.

Umno has also changed its membership application procedure to enable members to apply directly to the party headquarters.

“Applications would be returned to the respective division to be forwarded to the respective branch.

“If in two months there is no action, the new membership application would be automatically accepted,” he said at the Umno assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday that was attended by 2,718 delegates.

Umno also welcomed 57 foreign delegates representing 24 parties from 21 countries. The delegates from Palestine were greeted with standing ovation.

Tengku Adnan said the assembly also saw a large media presence with 1,782 crew from 102 local and foreign media organisations. Also present were former prime ministers Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Others include MCA president Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek, Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, and MIC president Datuk G. Palanivel.