Tuesday, 11 March 2014

‘Wish of local voters taken into account in selection of candidate’

SIBU: The requests, wishes and aspirations of local voters and grassroots leaders will be taken into account when PBB selects its candidate for the Balingian by-election.

However, it would be up to the party’s top leadership to make the final decision, said PBB supreme council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah yesterday.

He was responding to news report that the Youth and Women wings of PBB Balingian wished to see a young candidate.

“The Youth and Women wings of PBB Balingian has got every right to express their desire and aspiration
on who the party candidate should be but the final say will come from the party’s top leadership who when coming to a decision, will take into account all requests, wishes and aspiration of local voters including
grassroots leaders,” the Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman said.

Balingian Saberkas branch secretary Royston Valentine reportedly said although young people might be lacking in experience it would not be a big problem as they could learn from those who were experienced.

Royston also said younger people were more energetic and aggressive in carrying out their duties if they were given the opportunity to hold the post and could influence other youthful citizens.

PBB Balingian Women’s chief Jaidah Bujang said they would give full support to whoever is selected from PBB. - theborneopost

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