Muar MP Syed Saddiq recently held a closed meeting with a number of 30 youth icons across the nation. He’s determined to change the traditional politics and has expressed the need to shed the race-centric and old-fashioned style of political landscape in the country.
In speaking to Utusan Malaysia, Syed Saddiq shared that the meeting, titled Rundingan Muda Malaysia (Malaysian Youth Negotiation), aimed to create awareness on the younger generation’s involvement in national politics, regardless of cultural background and skin colour.
“These 30 people consist of individuals with various career backgrounds and experiences, including an agronomist from Sabah. The session went well, but we are still yet to discuss on establishing a (political) party. This was just a meeting to brainstorm ideas. There will be follow-up discussions with many more groups of young people,” said Syed Saddiq.
Meanwhile, the politician also argued that the country’s political perception are still dominated by “recycled” leaders. According to him, “They want new faces, with enough trust and integrity to lead the country. And as we can see, while we are striving for the rights of the Malay people, we still cannot compromise on this matter.”
Hendak seribu daya, tak mahu sejuta dalih.
The time is now. Masa untuk ambil alih. pic.twitter.com/ufnwQqy9Qx
— Syed Saddiq (@SyedSaddiq) September 1, 2020
He added, “For example, we can see that one-fourth of the population in Sabah are still living in poverty. Who will fight for their rights? That is why we need to give young people the opportunity to solve our country’s problems, without bringing up any racial and religious sentiments.”
Previously, the news outlet reported that seven public figures participated in a meeting with the former Youth and Sports minister. Among them include former Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) CEO, Jalil Rasheed, Muslim preacher, PU Rahmat Ikhsan, as well as the Rhodes Scholarship recipient, Ezzaty Hasbullah.
Source: Utusan. / Featured Image: FMT.