Armada hoping younger line-up will be featured


PAGOH: The youth wing of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Armada, is hoping that not less than 30% of the candidates fielded by Perikatan Nasional within the Johor polls will come from the younger era.

Its chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal stated this would come with candidates from different part events below Perikatan akin to PAS and Gerakan.

“For Armada, we have suggested for us to contest five seats but this depends on the central leadership of all parties under Perikatan to decide.

“Armada is just part of the youth component parties under Perikatan. The candidates do not necessarily have to come from Armada,” he stated.

The candidates prompt by Armada ought to be youth leaders with huge expertise who had contributed considerably to their respective areas, stated Wan Ahmad.

“We have received suggestions (for candidates) from Johor Armada divisions to be considered by Bersatu political bureau,” he informed reporters after a gathering with Johor Armada division chiefs yesterday.

Wan Ahmad stated Armada would be specializing in three predominant points affecting the younger era essentially the most – employment, training and the atmosphere.

“We also urge the Election Commission (EC) to make it easier for outstation voters to cast their ballots. Besides offering postal voting to those in Singapore, Malaysians living in other parts of the world should also be allowed to vote through post.

“Voters in states such as Sabah and Sarawak or other remote locations should also be allowed to cast their votes at EC offices or the nearest district offices,” he stated.

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