PETALING JAYA: Raja Sara Petra, the daughter of political blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, has joined Gerakan and will oversee its plans to be part of the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) initiative.
According to The Star, the 29-year-old announced her induction at the party’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house earlier today.
“It’s a multiracial party, and I believe in a multiracial Malaysia,” she was quoted as saying when asked why she had decided to join the BN component party.
She also revealed that she had been with Gerakan for less than a year.
Raja Sara said she hopes to inspire more youths to come out and do something for the country, adding that many youths have taken to social media to express their unhappiness with the situation in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Gerakan president Mah Siew Keong said Raja Sara has been assigned to take charge of his party’s contribution to the TN50 initiative, which the party is keen on being a part of.
“We encourage more youths like Raja Sara to join our party. We want young people who are open-minded and represent the ‘Bangsa Malaysia’ ideology to contribute to our party,” The Star quoted him as saying.
The minister in the Prime Minister’s Department also imparted some words of advice to Raja Sara, telling her that while politics was not easy, it could be very fulfilling.