The young wing is targeting 50% of the seats targeted by GTA in the upcoming GE
by FAYYADH JAAFAR / pic source: Abu Hafiz’s Twitter
GERAKAN Tanah Air (GTA), a newly formed coalition of political parties; NGOs and individuals, has presented its youth wing, Gerakan Muda, and is targeting half of the 120 seats targeted by GTA in the upcoming 15th General Election (GE15) by providing an alternative for voters in Malay majority constituencies.
According to Pejuang Muda chief Dr Abu Hafiz Salleh (picture), the youth movement is aiming for 50% of the seats targeted by GTA in the upcoming GE as they believe that the current state of affairs in the country needs change.
“It is only a target because Gerakan Muda has not yet been certified at the GTA Presidential Council level,” he told reporters after launching the Gerakan Muda yesterday.
He added that the Gerakan Muda will be an alternative for all Muslim Malays, but at the same time, it also aims to be inclusive towards non-Muslim Malaysians.
Meanwhile, the Pejuangnita Muda Malaysia chief Dr Nurul Ashikin Mabahwi said Gerakan Muda is confident of attracting the support of young women voters with the strength of four wings of young women that are different from other political parties in the country at the moment.
“This is unique because in Malaysia, the political scenario from the past until now has been a lack of young female leaders.
“We hope that through the Gerakan Muda, we will succeed in filling the void of young female leaders in the national political scenario,” she said.
Launched by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently, the coalition will stake its candidates in 120 parliamentary seats in GE15 to oppose Umno, and all the seats will be placed in Malay majority areas in Peninsular Malaysia.