PKR needs mix of old and new leaders to be competitive in GE15, says Shamsul Iskandar | Malay Mail

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PKR needs mix of old and new leaders to be competitive in GE15, says Shamsul Iskandar

PKR needs mix of old and new leaders to be competitive in GE15, says Shamsul Iskandar

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — PKR members should retain experienced leaders while electing new faces in order to strengthen the party overall and prepare it for the 15th general election, said Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin. The former PKR Youth chief who is contesting to be a vice president told...

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — PKR members should retain experienced leaders while electing new faces in order to strengthen the party overall and prepare it for the 15th general election, said Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin.The former PKR Youth chief who is contesting to be a vice president told Malay Mail he would like to be in this combination, as most rivals for the position were those who joined after 2008, when PKR went from a one-seat party to become the largest in the Opposition then.The branch is facing a contest between state Commerce, Industry and Entrepreneur Development Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain and Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin.He put himself alongside fellow VP candidate Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari and deputy presidential hopeful Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail as those who rose through the ranks for the party.The branch is facing a contest between state Commerce, Industry and Entrepreneur Development Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain and Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin.This generation has been with PKR through thick and thin, he said, since the days of its founding in 1999 during the start of the Reformasi movement."There was no scuffle or physical fight.“There is a difference in the reason for the (party) election this time we see a combination of new faces or many new face candidates, so they certainly have a certain background and dynamics with the entry into the party.

“So, most of them are not tied to the history of the party itself, most of them joined the party after the big win in 2008.Meanwhile, Penang PKR chairman Datuk Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik said voting, that also involved 12 other branches, Kepala Batas, Tasek Gelugor, Bagan, Permatang Pauh, Bukit Mertajam, Batu Kawan, Nibong Tebal, Bukit Bendera, Tanjong, Jelutong, Bukit Gelugor and Balik Pulau, went smoothly.It is usual for supporters to woo voters whenever voting occurs but there’s no provocation because we are all from the same party,” he added.“What they understand about this party is a little different from my friends who joined the party from the beginning, that's why I entered the contest because of a combination of new and old faces, like me Saifuddin, Amirudin Shari himself rose in rank and file from below,” he told Malay Mail.Shamsul, currently Hang Tuah Jaya MP, became PKR Youth chief in 2007, after predecessor Datuk Ezam Mohd Noor — an influential figure for the youth at that time — left the party that had been in disarray.In PERLIS, several issues were raised by candidates, including the distance of tents and"theft" of committee members from contesting teams.The law graduate also served as the information chief of the party when he was elected as vice president from 2014 to 2018.In Perlis, several issues were raised by candidates, including the distance of tents and ‘theft’ of committee members from contesting teams.Shamsul said that when the party was established 23 years ago, it had been less focused on building institutions as it had been a “street” party, in which its leaders spent more time in jail than in the secretariat to establish the party’s foundations.In NEGERI SEMBILAN, over 6,000 PKR members registered for physical voting at eight branches, Port Dickson, Jempol, Rembau, Rasah, Tampin, Kuala Pilah, Seremban and Jelebu.

“The work to establish the party's institution started more in 2008 and now we have 1.5 million party members and the head of information gives training as I had risen through the rank and file and knows the weakness and strength of this party,” he said.In MELAKA, the physical registration process at six branches, Alor Gajah, Tangga Batu, Hang Tuah Jaya, Jasin, Masjid Tanah and Kota Melaka went smooth without any untoward incident, state PKR chairman Datuk Halim Bachik said.Negri Sembilan state leadership committee chairman Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said the state was among those with the highest registered online voters.Shamsul added that the work was underway and he wanted the party to value information, training and political institutions as well as electoral institutions.He also said there should be a special department in the party to train cadres to face elections.The PKR polls will continue on Tuesday (May 17) with online voting for PKR members abroad, followed by online voting for the rest of the party members from May 18 to 20, while physical voting in Selangor will be held on May 21, and in Perak, Sabah and Sarawak on May 22.“If I or anyone were to lose, I think the president could appoint those with the know-how and ability to a position corresponding to their specialties,” he said with a smile.The PKR polls will continue tomorrow with online voting for PKR members abroad, followed by online voting for the rest of the party members from May 18 to 20, while physical voting in Selangor will be held on May 21 while Perak, Sabah and Sarawak on May 22.

For the VP post, Shamsul faces 16 other candidates, including Amirudin, the current Selangor mentri besar; PKR communications director and Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil; Kuala Langat MP Datuk Abdullah Sani Abd Hamid; Alor Setar MP Chan Ming Kai; and Sentosa state assemblyman Datuk G.Gunaraj.Also in the running is Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun, Tanjung Malim MP Chang Lih Kang, PKR Wanita Chief and Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh, and PKR organising secretary and Setiawangsa MP Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.Others include former Perak PKR chairman Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, former Perak PKR deputy chairman MA Tinagaran, and former Kapar MP G Manivannan.You May Also Like.

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