Term limits, lower age limit for Youth members for Muhyiddin’s new party

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  • Tuesday, 09 Aug 2016

PUTRAJAYA: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s newly-formed party Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia will see progressive changes in its constitution, including term limits for office bearers.

All important party positions can only be held for a maximum of two terms, said Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (pic) told The Star Online.

“The only exception to this is the position of Chairman and President, which has a maximum of three terms,” said Saddiq, who is one of seven Parti Pribumi founding members.

He explained that each term consists of three years.

“If you are president and later get elected chairman, you cannot then immediately run for president again after your term as chairman ends. This is to constantly rejuvenate the party leadership,” he said.

According to Saddiq, youth members will also have a maximum age of 35 years old.

“The age limit is to ensure that those who genuinely fall within the youth age category will be running the wing,” he said.

Muhyiddin, who is former deputy prime minister, registered his new political party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Parti Pribumi), at the Putrajaya Registrar of Societies (ROS) Tuesday.

Muhyiddin is expected to helm the new party as President. Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be Chairman of the party. Other positions have not been decided yet.

Last week, Muhyiddin revealed that he had attended a meeting on the new party, which was also attended by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former Kedah mentri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, former Langkawi Umno Wanita member Anina Saadudin, Syed Saddiq, sacked Teluk Kemang Umno branch leader Kamarul Azman Habibur Rahman and Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Sanusi, the son of Umno veteran Tan Sri Sanusi Junid.

Muhyiddin, who submitted papers for Parti Pribumi’s registration at the Registrar of Societies (RoS) here Tuesday, said the party was formed “to defend the rights of all Malaysians.”

“The party membership is open to all Malaysians. It is open to Bumiputras, orang Asli, Sabahans and Sarawakians.

“It is also open to other Malaysians who can be associate members, who will have the same rights as the regular members, only difference is that they cannot contest for posts but be appointed instead,” he said.

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