UMNO Youth and Wanita Movement
General Assembly 2000 (May 10) and
UMNO General Assembly 2000 (May 11-13)



The first Malayan Malay Congress held a huge gathering at the Sultan Sulaiman Club, Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur from March 1-4. The event was organised by the Singaporean Malay Association. A total of 41 Malay organisations sent their representatives.
Datuk Onn Jaafar from the Johor Malay Association was selected chairman of the Congress. Almost all the representatives voiced their opinions including two children representatives.
The following three motions were passed:
1 The formation of the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO)
2 Opposing the formation of the Malayan Union
3 Establishing the Malay National Education Fund.
A committee comprising Datuk Onn, Datuk Panglima Bukit Gantang, Datuk Nik Ahmad Kamil, Datuk Hamzah Abdullah and Zainal Abidin Ahmad (Zaaba) were elected to ready the Umno constitution to be billed and accepted by the Malayan Malay Congress later.
Despite strong opposition from the Malays, the British government still went ahead with their plan and on April 1, the Malayan Union was formed.
The Malays and the Malay Association voiced their protest and refused to acknowledge the Malayan Union.
On May 11, 1946 at the Istana Besar, Johor Bahru, the third Malayan Malay Congress and the first UMNO General Assembly took place where the UMNO constitution was accepted and passed by the members.
Thus was the official birth of UMNO.

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