PPBM Youth says statement on ‘trust deficit’ not aimed at Umno

Mohd Ashraf Mustaqim Badrul Munir.

PETALING JAYA: PPBM Youth information chief Mohd Ashraf Mustaqim Badrul Munir today urged “political parties” to not be offended by the statement issued by his Youth chief.

In a Facebook post, Ashraf said the statement by Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal was not directed at any party in particular, whether Umno or BN.

He said no one should be offended as opposition leaders were also involved in court cases that could result in a “trust deficit” among the public.

Ashraf was responding to a statement from Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki who had reminded PPBM to remain humble as PPBM would not have won several state assembly seats without Umno giving way to it.

He said Umno had given up many of its strongholds to PPBM and allowed Perikatan Nasional (PN) to form the federal government as well as the state governments of Perak, and most recently, Sabah.

Asyraf Wajdi had said this after Wan Ahmad Fayhsal had said it was clear that the people preferred PN as it was a newer coalition with no past scandals or “chronic issues” resulting in low public confidence.

“Perikatan Nasional is not burdened with legality issues, or trust deficit because it is still new and fresh,” Wan Ahmad had said.