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BN Youth agrees: Don’t contest Penanti

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 May 2009: Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth support the move by the BN leadership not to contest in the Penanti state assembly by-election

BN Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said the BN “need not dance” to the opposition’s tune.

“We are aware that what the opposition is doing is to politicise the situation and gain popularity through the by-election.

“More importantly, as the BN youth movement we abide and support the decision,” he told reporters after chairing the first special BN Youth committee meeting here today.

At the meeting the BN Youth thanked former chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein who led the movement for 11 years.

Khairy said BN Youth had also agreed to set up a BN Youth secretariat to coordinate all BN Youth activities.

“We will provide sufficient staff to ensure the secretariat can provide coordination for all BN Youth component wings,” he said.

At the meeting, Khairy also announced the appointment of Datuk Razali Ibrahim as the BN Youth deputy chairperson and Datuk Muzabil Abdul Rahman as BN Youth secretary and treasurer.

Also announced was the setting up of a new committee called the BN Youth Strategic Committee to be headed by Neil Foo of MCA Youth. — Bernama

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