"....leadership at all levels understood the new direction of the party and took measures to revive the party’s image and improve the people’s perception of it..."
Perception? Is that the right word? If it is about perception then mere window dressing would be adequate.
The more proper word should be "conclusion" or "opinion" as only substantive and tangible results can result in conclusions and opinions.
Utusan Malaysia carried the same report but included the statement " ...meningkatkan keyakinan dan kepercayaan, bukan sahaja di kalangan orang-orang Melayu, tetapi masyarakat umum..."
Why must the DPM mention "not only Malays but everybody else..."? Why can't he just say "semua rakyat Malaysia?" Is there still a "them" and "us" mentality? Subconscious at work? Wither "1 Malaysia"?