Getting the opportunity to express ones ideas, shares ones expertise or even identify the issues that they young people in the existing system will open up communication and create channels of access with our political leaders for the next generation.
They need to know what we are thinking and we need to become a part of the solution.
Just think about it, if we get our most brilliant youth to commit three months to a year, to work with senior political leaders on issues from constituency management to party structure, don’t you think we can change India’s tomorrow?
In states where we have had politicians encouraging youth participation, development has been inevitable,
Soldariti Anak Muda Malaysia announces PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah new team While dropping Abdul Khalid Ibrahim Well done SAMM . Right is right and wrong is wrong. It is is wrong for Khalid and the palace to play games with the rakyat. Your approach also need to be commended. let other NGo’s emulate your example and sent a strong msg to evil politicians that we will not accept any nonsense anymore.One expects that the verdict on PKR president performance will be sharply divided. One take on the report card will show him scoring a century in as many days. The other take will give the party half a ton, and another will award the Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim government less than pass marks. In a robust democracy with a lively media, all three perspectives must be seriously examined before final evaluation is made. The difficulty for citizens is they lack the tools and instruments to make an informed judgment.
Soldariti Anak Muda Malaysia an influential NGO linked to the opposition, has warned Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim not to block an emergency state assembly sitting to resolve the Selangor crisis.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has described the reluctance of Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim to relinquish his position as extremely selfish.”It shows that he is extremely selfish and that he will turn his back on democracy, the state constitution and the people’s mandate just to hold on to the post of menteri besar.
“It will show that the position (to Khalid) is more important than the people’s right and the sovereignty of the law.
“This is a threat he is using just to keep the menteri besar position,” said Lim Lim (pic) was responding to Khalid’s statement yesterday about the possibility of snap polls to end the MB crisis.
But Khalid said any decision on the matter, including his resignation and the appointment of a new MB, could only be made after consulting the state ruler.
Lim said the Selangor Constitution has clear stated that whoever with support of the majority of state assemblymen shall be appointed the MB.
“This was proven in the Perak constitutional crisis in 2009. A new menteri besar was appointed without the state assembly being dissolved. In that incident, only three reps defected.
“In Selangor, Pakatan Rakyat won with a bigger majority (than in Perak). PR won 44 out of 56 seats… there are already 30 PR reps supporting (PKR president Datuk Seri Dr) Wan Azizah (Wan Ismail) as the new menteri besar,” he said.
Lim was referring to how PR lost the Perak government in 2009, after three PKR and DAP assemblymen declared themselves as Barisan Nasional-friendly. In the 2008 general election, PR won 31 out of 59 seats.
The Perak Sultan had then rejected a request by then MB Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin to dissolve the state assembly and allow fresh elections.
BN’s Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir was subsequently appointed the new MB.
Lim said Dr Wan Azizah had already proven that she has the backing of the majority, after 30 assemblymen declared their support for her.
“Until today, Khalid has not proven how many reps he has behind him. Maybe only the 12 from Umno.
“We still don’t know about the rest but please don’t tell me we can’t do the math?” Lim said.
PAS has yet to decide on whether to accept Dr Wan Azizah as the new MB.
The party’s central leadership will meet tomorrow and is expected to offer alternative candidates for the post.
On his expectations on the much-awaited PAS meeting, Lim said: “We have to wait for tomorrow”.
“The post belongs to PKR. About why PKR no longer wants Khalid to hold the post or whether he is right for the job or not, it is best to leave it to PKR to explain.
“For DAP, we respect the decision. If the PKR candidate for the job changes, then as a loyal PR colleague, we respect PKR’s call… that is why we support Dr Wan Azizah as the new menteri besar,” Lim said.
Last night, Khalid said the Sultan of Selangor was satisfied that he had the confidence of the majority of Selangor assemblymen, and ordered him to decide on the post only after August 27 when the ruler returns from overseas
Shah Alam parliamentarian Khalid Samad has voiced his support for PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to be the new Selangor menteri besar.
In yet another move which preempted a meeting on the Selangor leadership crisis by Pas today, Khalid Samad refuted accusations that Dr Wan Azizah was not qualified to helm the state.
The Pas central committee member also claimed Dr Wan Azizah was chosen by her virtue of the being the PKR president.
“I will support her by by virtue she is PKR president and not just because she is (PKR de facto chief Datuk Seri) Anwar Ibrahim’s wife,” he said.
Speaking to reporters after attending PKR’s fund raising dinner here on Friday, Khalid however admitted the general public are not comfortable with Dr Wan Azizah’s candidacy as she was Anwar’s wife and this made party leadership to be uncomfortable.
“God willing, this matter will be brought up for discussion in our central committee meeting this Sunday (today),” he said.
It was reported that Pas had objected to Dr Wan Azizah’s nomination as the Islamic party was sceptical of her leadership qualities.
Khalid reiterated that Pas would not put a candidate from its ranks for the menteri besar post.
“We respect the wishes of PKR and DAP that the menteri besar must be from PKR…it is something we had agreed upon since 2008 and there is no reason for us to change that,” he said.
He added the question of dissolving the state assembly also did not arise as Pakatan holds the majority in the august House.
Khalid also expressed confidence that Pas would change its stand of not supporting Dr Wan Azizah when its central committee meets tomorrow.
“The question now is who will be the menteri besar candidate,” he added
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