But Mahathir still welcomed a new party that wants to beat corruption.
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It’s going to be difficult for Syed Saddiq’s new party to win seats at the general election by relying solely on the youth, said Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said that despite being a large demographic, it wouldn’t necessarily translate into success at the polls as a constituency is made up of more than just young people.
Although the youth is a very big portion of the electorate, it is not enough for the people just to win because they have the support of the youth. In any constituency, there will be old people, there will be young people. We are going to appeal to the young people as well. If he appeals only to young people, it is difficult for him to succeed.Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad via FMT
Despite the statement, he welcomes the move made by Syed to create his own party, especially if it aims to bring down corruption.
But we are a free country, he wants to do things on his own. He used to be a strong supporter of Pakatan Harapan (PH) but now he feels he needs to break away from us. So, we have a good relationship with him. We have no problems if the objective is to fight corruption and things like that.Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad via FMT
Meanwhile, Syed Saddiq took to social media to respond to the former Prime Minister, saying that the party is for all Malaysians.
Terima kasih Tun.— Syed Saddiq 🇲🇾🌺 (@SyedSaddiq) September 3, 2020
Kami terima kritikan dengan hati yang terbuka.
This is a party led by Youths FOR ALL MALAYSIANS.
Majoriti yang akan memimpin adalah golongan teknokrat, profesional, usahawan, Petani moden, civil society leaders dll
We may be Young, but we love Malaysia 🇲🇾💪🏻 https://t.co/YnDljlVAtU
It was previously reported that the former Youth And Sports Minister dismissed joining Mahathir’s new party, Pejuang, but will instead form his own political party which will be multiracial and youth-driven.
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