Syed Saddiq: I will not belittle any competitor in party polls

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  • Sunday, 09 Feb 2020

GEORGE TOWN: Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has vowed to set a positive example in the upcoming Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia polls in hopes of strengthening the party.

"I will contest healthily to show how each candidate can develop the Armada (Youth) wing.

"I will not belittle any competitor as I need to prove that this election is a preparation for us to move forward and strengthen the party," said the incumbent Armada chief to reporters on Sunday (Feb 9).

Syed Saddiq was asked to comment on Armada executive council member Muzzammil Ismail's allegation over his leadership skills and poor support from the youth.

There will be a three-cornered fight between Syed Saddiq, Mohd Muzzammil and film producer Razalif Mohd Zain for the Armada chief post in the party elections.

Polling will be held from March 29, while the divisional polls will be on April 18.

Nomination for Bersatu supreme council positions will be open on March 16 and the annual general meeting will be held from June 25 to 28.

For the top three supreme council posts, only members with three years of membership can contest. As for the rest of the positions, they are open to those who have been members for one year or more.

Bersatu currently has 363,131 members nationwide and there are 2,950 branches in 189 divisions except in Sarawak.

Earlier, Syed Saddiq, who is also Youth and Sports Minister, launched the Penang Academic League 2020 at the Universiti Sains Malaysia stadium.

Mock cheques worth RM32,000 were handed over for the league, among them RM12,000 from the state government.

Syed Saddiq in his speech said the ministry will be empowering women in football, equally as men.

"We have increased the budget from RM15mil to RM45mil to develop grassroots talents, and it includes empowering women in football.

"We want to ensure sports is inclusive, not only for all races, but also for both genders.

"Women deserve equal funding and support," he said.

Also present at the launch were Penang Youth and Sports Committee chairman Soon Lip Chee and Penang Football Association president Dr Amar Pritpal Abdullah.

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