Delegates from seven divisions barred from PKR Youth national congress

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  • Tuesday, 03 Dec 2019

PETALING JAYA: PKR youth delegates from seven divisions in three states are barred from attending the wing's national congress this weekend.

PKR Youth secretary Ahmad Syukri Che Ab Razab said the seven divisions from Kelantan, Selangor and Pahang were barred from sending delegates because they did not submit their annual general meeting (AGM) reports before the stipulated deadline.

"We had directed all the Youth divisions and states to affirm the list of delegates before Nov 16.

"But six divisions submitted their annual reports after the deadline, and we did not receive any report from the Jeli Youth division. We received the Rantau Panjang Youth AGM report on Nov 22, Kuala Selangor and Sepang on Nov 25, Kuala Krai and Kelana Jaya on Nov 26 and Bentong on Nov 27," Ahmad Syukri said.

He said this in response to complaint lodged by 63 members from seven divisions namely Bentong (Pahang), Jeli, Kuala Krai, and Rantau Panjang (Kelantan), as well as Kuala Selangor, Kelana Jaya, and Sepang (Selangor), claiming their right to attend the Youth Congress had been denied.

Ahmad Syukri also said on Tuesday (Dec 3) that the seven youth division leaders did not use the proper channels to rectify the matter.

"They have also failed to deliver the AGM reports before the deadline. Every division was supposed to elect nine delegates during the Youth AGM held between Aug 2 and Oct 13. They were supposed to deliver the AGM report together with the name list of the elected delegates within seven days after the meeting.

"We issued a notice on Oct 26, ordering the divisions to submit the AGM reports by Oct 29.

"After Oct 29, we displayed the full list of the delegates on our Youth congress website

"We subsequently sent another notice on Nov 11, ordering the Youth divisions and states to affirm the delegate list by Nov 16," he said.

Meanwhile, Kelana Jaya PKR Youth vice chief Muhammad Dzahiruddin Abdul Nasir said they had lodged a report with the Registrar of Societies.

"It is not right to suppress the voice of the delegates," said Dzahiruddin.

Split in the Youth movement emerged after the wing leadership refused to invite deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to open the Youth congress.

The rivalry between the top two leaders in the party had split the wing, as PKR Youth chief Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir supports party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim while his deputy Muhammad Hilman Idham supports Azmin.

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