Former Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin forms new NGO to help Malays

PETALING JAYA: Former Pasir Salak MP and Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman has formed a new non-governmental organisation aimed at helping Malays, a news portal has reported.

The new NGO dubbed “Pasir Salak Bangkit” is led by Tajuddin as president, who was quoted as saying that the organisation was formed because Malays were “left behind economically, academically and politically”.

Tajuddin, who is a former Umno division chief, said recent developments showed the Malays had almost fallen behind others.

“I feel sad because that is very dangerous,” he was quoted as saying by the portal.

He said the NGO’s maiden gathering will be held on Wednesday (August 30) at Kampung Gajah, Pasir Salak in Perak.

Tajuddin said the event, dubbed Himpunan Melayu Bangkit, is open to everyone regardless of their political affiliation.

He was however dismissive when asked about the group's similarity to the Malay Proclamation movement formed by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, which was similarly aimed at uniting the Malays and looking into the 12 key problems faced by the community.

Tajuddin was removed from the Umno supreme council in June 2022 before the supreme council suspended his party membership for six years in October of the same year.

He was also dropped as Malaysia's ambassador to Indonesia in July 2022

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