No power struggle in Umno-PAS collaboration, maintains Umno Youth

Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki.

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth has maintained that there is no power struggle in the Umno-PAS collaboration thus far, as seen in their discussions to establish a joint agreement on their cooperation.

“I feel there is no question so far about who should lead who because we have a joint technical committee between Umno and PAS,” Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki told reporters after their fifth monthly meeting at PWTC this evening.

He added that an agreement underlining their cooperation will be launched at a date to be determined in July.

“Each of the parties has its own strengths and weaknesses,” he added.

Asyraf said there had been no discussions on seat allocations, as they were only just starting discussions to formalise the agreement.

Today, media reported deputy PAS president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man as saying a technical committee had met twice on the collaborative agreement.

Asyraf also announced a striking increase in membership and said there were many applications to join the youth wing of the party.

“We monitor the number of members monthly. From May 6 until the middle of June, there was an increase of 2,088 members.

“Maybe now that we are in the opposition, the young are more interested in joining Umno Youth.”