How progressive is Syed Saddiq?

Josh Hong

Former Bersatu youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is in for a tough challenge, convincing voters he can emerge from Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s shadow. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 14, 2020.

THE news that Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman will be forming a new youth party with a view to rejuvenating Malaysian politics has captured the interest of many, also generating considerable buzz on the internet.

The former Bersatu youth chief has been widely seen as Mathahir Mohamad’s protégé and blue-eyed boy, which is why his decision to go his own way instead of joining Mahathir’s yet-to-be-approved Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) came as a surprise.

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  • Let's all give our support to Syed and be decisive in giving up the old politics. We need new energy and new mindsets to move forward. In the past 30 to 40 years, the politic has produced nothing but more corruptions and more racial and religious bigotries. These have to go once and for all.

    Posted 1 year ago by Tanahair Ku

  • To his credit, he took over his cabinet colleague's role in an industrial dispute regarding food panda that has absolutely nothing to do with his ministry. We should look positively at his his initiative at putting his cabinet colleague to shame. He had also shown himself to be an excellent judge of character by naming someone

    Posted 1 year ago by Yoon Kok

    • As an unsung heroes

      Posted 1 year ago by Yoon Kok

    • As an unsung hero

      Posted 1 year ago by Yoon Kok