'I encourage next generation of leaders to step up' - Muhyiddin

VEISHNAWI NEHRU
VEISHNAWI NEHRU
24 Nov 2023 02:36pm
Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin encourages other capable leaders of various ages and calibres to step forward.
Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin encourages other capable leaders of various ages and calibres to step forward.
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SHAH ALAM - Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin encourages other capable leaders of various ages and calibers to step forward.

He said this during a press conference after the Bersatu annual general assembly held at the Ideal Convention Centre, here, today.

He said looking ahead, the upcoming 18-month party election process would see the emergence of a new leadership.

“I won’t be contesting and after over 30 years with political experience, I acknowledge the importance of diversifying leadership.

“I encourage other capable leaders, of various ages and calibres to step forward,” he said.

He added that his decision not to contest next year aimed to prevent internal conflicts and allow for a smooth transition of power.

“While I will continue fulfilling my duties as president until the next election, I stress the need for collaborative decision-making among members to ensure a united front.

“This is not about my resignation but rather a proactive step to facilitate a thoughtful selection process for the benefit of the party's future,” he said.

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Commenting on Muhyiddin's announcement to not contest his presidency, deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said he was shocked and that none of the party members knew about the former's decision.

In response to Muhyiddin's decision, Armada Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayshal Wan Ahmad Kamal said that they would have a motion to contest it.

"From Armada, we will definitely initiate a motion to challenge his decision," he said.

Earlier, Muhyiddin announced that he will not be defending his presidency in the upcoming party election.

"This will be my last general assembly as president," he said.

He said the decision was to provide space and opportunity for other emerging leaders to lead the party.

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