Selangor assemblywoman Daroyah Alwi opens up on why she joins PBMMOHD FAIZUL HAIKA MAT KHAZI
SHAH ALAM -- Many parties see Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) as a party with no future and elected leaders competing on the party's ticket in the upcoming 15th general election (GE15) is expected to "die", akin to them digging their own grave.
However, Sementa assemblywoman, Dr Daroyah Alwi sees it from a different perspective and believe that PBM, headed by Julau MP Larry Sng have his own aura and pull factor.
Daroyah, who was elected as PBM's woman chief, explain that she was drawn to join because the party have a clear objective and direction.
"PBM have six pillars of struggle that is clear which is to become a party that fights for the wellbeing and welfare of the people of all races, to champion the voice of youth, to uphold education, economic and social issues, to champion the welfare of women, science and technology and environmental issues.
"So I see it as a new approach in the political situation in Malaysia now.
"Before this, there is no party in Malaysia that is seen to truly fight and uphold issues such as rights of the youth, women as well our multi-racial community,'' she said to Sinar Premium.
Daroyah said youth and women issues are looked upon lightly or treated as "melukut di tepian gantang" (unimportant) by other parties.
"We hope that many more young people, women, and society of all races give us a chance to voice out their respective views. That is the upside and benefit that I see and am drawn to join PBM,'' said Daroyah, who is also a two-term assemblywoman for Sementa.
When asked whether she could retain her state seat if she contest under PBM in the upcoming general election, Daroyah said as the Sementa assemblywoman, she will do her best to serve the people.