Datuk Ayub Rahmat, who is Kemelah assemblyman, said it was the party that should feel indebted to the Malays for its existence and not the other way round.
“Umno came into existence because of the Malays. Umno owes its success to the Malays.
“We shouldn’t forget that Umno has remained in power for so long because of the Malays.
“In fact, it is time Umno stopped reminiscing about what it has done for the Malays,” he said in his speech while the debating presidential policy speech at the 2016 Umno General Assembly here, Friday.
He added that that the biggest challenges facing the Malays today were no longer special rights, privileges or supremacy, but the ability to compete and succeed.
“The real issue affecting the Malays today is its preparation and capability to compete and succeed in the 21st century.
“It is time for the party to offer a new narrative, a new agenda while renewing hopes to the Malays,” said Ayub.
He added that Umno needs to provide the answers to the Malays.