Fold Your Sleeve, Don’t Complain!
In Malaysia, we have 40% percent youth who are voters. NewGen Party opens a wide platform for youth to participate in politics and serve the nations.
When contacted the Founder and also the current Secretary General of NewGen Party, S. Gobikrishnan said the party is providing opportunity for young leaders who are under 50 years old. According to him other parties have youth wing but always used to arrange chairs and to be ushers if it is girls. This is not effective and leaders cannot be produced in this way. We have to let them go on grounds he said.
Gobi Krishnan, who was in MIC between 2003 to 2006 and was a former exco for Selangor MIC Youth. He left PKR as the national strategy and policy bureau secretary on Jan 22, 2013 a day before he submitted the application for this new party to the Registrar of Societies (ROS). It was approved in August last year.
He also said that at the moment, the majority of the members are Malays followed by Chinese and Indians. “Our president is Malay, our deputy is Chinese and the Sec-Gen, me, an Indian. Among our 33 Superior Generation Council members, we have 18 Indians who are holding positions and we are expanding to more members, ” he said.
“Since I have experience in both BN and Pakatan, I have come to a conclusion that there is no such thing as the angel and or devil. In politics, everybody is just looking to grab power, and the people come second. That is something which I would like to change in NewGen Party.
“Previously, anybody can be an MP and ADUN, and subsequently even ministers. We see those making unintelligent comments but we forget that we are the ones who put them there; we are the ones who voted for him. We have made wrong decisions and now is the time to make the right ones,” he added. He said that is why NewGen Parties Prime focus is on education and sets a benchmark of SPM for members and minimum diploma holders to hold positions in their party. Education is the main thing that will change the economic, social and political standing of the country.
Gobi said that they have already expanded in Klang Valley, Penang and also Johor.
When we asked, as a current political trend to drive Indians virtue, are you going to give out groceries? Gobi said we will never insult our community by being a typical party who gives out groceries like rice and sugar. They prefer reaching the mass public by conducting healthy debates. Especially as he encourages youth to participate and give their points and comments. We are a multiracial party but we will commit ourselves to any society that is in need of our service. Lately, Gobikrishnan has acted in Puyal 18. He portrayed a character with full power pack community message.
He said we have 30 million populations, but only 20% holding positions and members serving in a political party. We are encouraging more youths to participate in political parties. It is no point, voicing out from outside. Fold your sleeves join in any party and play your role for the betterment of the society. If you are a youth below fifty years, do not complain as usual that you are not given the opportunity, we NewGen as a neutral party welcomes Indian to join hands with us.
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