KOTA KINABALU: PPBM Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman aims to enrol 100,000 youth members in Sabah by next year.
Speaking to reporters after presenting appointment letters to 24 Sabah PPBM division youth chiefs today, Syed Saddiq said at the moment, PPBM Youth only had between 100,000 and 150,000 members.
Syed Saddiq, who is also the federal youth and sports minister, said he was pleased with the work done by the party’s youth wing in Sabah so far.
“I am proud of their performance. They have been working really hard and going to the ground from day one.
“I have met many of them and I realised they were sincere in their struggle to ensure the voices of the young people will rise again.”
He said the party will organise more activities and programmes to serve the people and voice their grievances.
He said PPBM is the right party for young people as there was plenty of room for the youths to rise up party ranks, pointing to himself as the best example of this.
“In the last general election, more than 25 young people were pushed forward as candidates by the party. That number is more than any other party.
“Furthermore, PPBM is the only party that allows youths to be a part of the presidential council in the Pakatan Harapan. This is a top leadership post.
“Even in seat negotiations with other parties, there was a representative from the youth wing. It shows that PPBM is serious when it comes to youths.”
Syed Saddiq also advised youth members not to be “yes men” but ensure that the voice of the people continues to be heard by the top leadership.
Also present during the event were Sabah PPBM chief coordinator Hajiji Noor and his deputy, Masidi Manjun.