Young ones to represent PAS-PKR

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth will be in the forefront of PAS and Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s challenge in the general election. 

“We will field our young candidates in the safe seats and other places where we will meet strong challenges from Barisan Nasional. 

“Based on the strong youth turnout at the few public rallies (recently), we are confident of getting the youth support,” said PAS Youth chief Salahuddin Ayub. 

It is expected that half of PAS candidates would be below 40, while PKR Youth had submitted 18 names from its 25 committee members to stand in state and parliamentary seats. 

PKR youth chairman Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin said of the 30 names it submitted to the leadership for consideration, 80% are below 35 years of age. 

The two wings also launched a document entitled “The hope of young Malaysians” that highlights the need to give more participation to youths in the political, economic and social arenas. 

Salahuddin said they met 15 youth organisations over six months and found that they wanted a repeal of the Universities and University Colleges Act; free education for all up to university level and combating social ills among the youths.  

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