Youth concerned over party’s possible deregistration


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  • Sunday, 30 Sep 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth has called on the party’s leadership to find ways to prevent Umno from being deregistered.

Delegates from Pahang and Te­­reng­ganu expressed concerns about this possibility and Umno’s future.

“Party enemies not only want us defeated in the polls but also shut down.

“In this extreme situation, if Umno is deregistered, what actions can be taken by the leadership to stop this?” asked Farid Mohd Nor from the Lipis division.

Kuala Terengganu Youth chief Tengku Haphiz Tengku Putra also voiced the same concern, calling on party leaders to find a solution for this.

“We don’t want this to be our last general assembly,” he said.

A Sabah Umno delegate called for a three-term limit on top party posts to allow more new leaders in the party.

“The post for Youth, Wanita and Puteri chiefs should automatically become vacant after three terms,” he said while debating the Youth chief policy speech yesterday.

Rizan, who heads the wing at Libaran division, said the proposal should be implemented before the next general election.

At the Wanita meeting, Sabah chief Datuk Redonah Bahanda said Umno and Barisan Nasional’s loss in GE14 was not the end of the world.

“Yes, it is painful. We are being tested on our unity and our determination to continue with the struggle and cause,” she said.

A delegate from Negri Sembilan pointed out that the young had been duped into believing that Pakatan Harapan would write off their study loans when it came to power.

Suzlyana Mahayuddin of Kuala Pilah division said that as “sisters and mothers”, Wanita Umno had reminded them over and over again not to be taken in by Pakatan’s sweet promises.

“The reality is, dear children, that you have been lied to.

“Just see for yourself. Not only did they not abolish the PTPN loan but they also criticised all of you for failing and refusing to pay up,” she said.

She said there was a reason why the loan must be paid as the money would be used to finance other students.

Suzlyana said Barisan Nasional helped borrowers to settle their loans by offering discounts and even allowed payments as low as RM50 a month.

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