PAS Youth chief not a threat, says Hisham

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Sep 2003

JOHOR BARU: Although two “sons of Johor” now lead the country’s largest political youth movements, Umno Youth chief Datuk Hishamuddin Hussein does not think his PAS counterpart, Salahuddin Ayub, would make a difference to the opposition strength. 

“They can appoint anyone from Johor, even for posts higher than Salahuddin's, but I don’t think they will gain anything. 

“Johor has been the stronghold of Umno and the Barisan Nasional and we will work as hard as ever to ensure that this will continue,” he told reporters after launching the Johor Barisan Nasional Youth election course here on Sunday. 

Hishamuddin said PAS, especially its Youth wing, would be in for a big disappointment if they hope Salahuddin could spring a surprise in the election. 

“I am not sure whether it is an election strategy, a long-term plan or they simply could not find a more suitable person to head the wing.” 

Salahuddin who is also the Johor PAS deputy commissioner became PAS Youth head without contest at the 49th general assembly in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend.  

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