GERAKAN TO FOCUS ON CONSOLIDATION OF THE PARTY

GERAKAN TO FOCUS ON CONSOLIDATION OF THE PARTY

 

PRESS STATEMENT BY

GERAKAN NATIONAL PRESIDENT

DATUK SERI MAH SIEW KEONG

 

MAY 14, 2018

 

 

 

1.Gerakan Central Committee recently held a meeting to discuss the outcome of the 14th General Election.

 

2.It was agreed that party election should be held soon in accordance with the Party Constitution. Elections at the Branch level will start by June followed by Division, State and the National level.

 

3.In the meeting, I have offered to resign as National President to take full responsibility for our defeat in the GE14. However, the CC members have unanimously decided that my role as the president to be retained until the party election which will be held soon to ensure stability of the party at this moment. I accepted and respected the collective decision made by the CC members.

 

4.We accept the GE14 results and respect the will of the people, Malaysians have sent a clear message for a change, we heed wholeheartedly the message. We too need to make drastic change to survive. Hence, we will be reviewing our role in Barisan Nasional (BN), taking the grassroots opinion into consideration as the party election starts next month.

 

5.Although we have lost in all seats contested in the GE14, we will work together to rebuild the party. It is a very difficult task, but we will not give up, renounce or stop struggling for our political belief to build a better Malaysia.

 

6.After the historic power shift in the GE14, Gerakan is now the Opposition at the federal level and in many states, but we are no less committed to playing our role as a dedicated Opposition.

 

7.We will now fully focus on the consolidation of the Party, I call on all fellow members to show support and solidarity by rallying behind the Party at this difficult time. In this regard, rumors claiming that many party leaders and members have left the party are untrue and baseless.

 

8.It was also decided that Gerakan will not take up any position in the present state governments. We will resign and vacate all our positions at government agencies and local council level, including as Ahli Majlis.

 

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