Perak Chief Minister Datuk Seri Patinggi Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has said that the Bersatu Youth has decided not to be part of the Federal Front on electoral reform.
During the Bersatu seminar yesterday, Syed Saddiq, who is its secretary-general, said the structure of the Opposition parties in Parliament was not a clear one.
“The Bersatu Youth has decided to keep itself away from the Federal Front as no agreement has been reached on who should be in the Opposition,” he said, as reported by Bernama today.
He added that Bersatu youths would not agree with the Federal Front as the opposition party grouping is comprised of Umno, Amanah, Parti Islam SeMalaysia, and Parti Amanah Negara, and will not benefit from this coalition.
“Parti Amanah Negara is more of a religious party while Parti Islam SeMalaysia is more of a secular party, and only Umno is the political party with a strong historical foundation,” he said.
Meanwhile, the youth leader said that the future of elections in Malaysia was in jeopardy.
“The future of democracy in Malaysia is in jeopardy. The next general election will not be the same as this time due to the new opposition coalition being formed,” he added.
He said the structure of the Federal Front should be short, simple and dynamic.
“The new opposition coalition has entered the Parliament as it has 50 seats.
“We hope the Federal Front can continue as there are many other partners in the Opposition parties who can replace the three most popular opposition parties. This could be done by Merdeka Day 2021,” he said.