Bersatu to hold third AGM virtually


PETALING JAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will hold its third annual general meeting virtually by linking 14 of the state party branches nationwide through Facebook.

Bersatu Secretary-General and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin in a statement said this was decided by the Bersatu supreme council on Nov 24, in line with keeping to the Registrar of Society rulings due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"The virtual AGM will see state parties gathered at 14 places nationwide, including hotels and state party headquarters," said Hamzah.

The one day virtual AGM links locations from all over the country, including Sabah and Sarawak, where 14 groups of Bersatu leaders and members have been gathered to follow the proceedings.

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

The chiefs of Bersatu's Srikandi (Women's Wing) and Armada (Youth Wing), namely Datuk Seri Rina Harun and Wan Ahmad Fahysal Wan Ahmad Kamal, will present their speeches via live link.

Bersatu President and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be giving his address to the members at 2.45pm later in the day.

"The party will discuss its future direction and the various ways it can promote the economy and the wellbeing of the people during the AGM.

"The supreme council on Nov 24 also agreed to amend the party constitution to form a new chapter of associate members," said Hamzah.

On Aug 23, Muhyiddin said that the move was to strengthen the party with the entrance of Malaysians from all races and religions, as the party’s membership was now only open to bumiputras.

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