Amanah debuts in Labuan
Labuan: Pakatan Harapan coalition partner Amanah has set up a pro tem committee on the island led by Dr Ramli Tahir.
He said they had received over 200 applications to join the party.
"After GE14, when we were forming Amanah, here, we initially had 50 members as required by the party' legislation, and now with another 200 new applicants, we are hopeful that another branch would be open soon once the application process is completed," he explained.
Amanah Labuan was officially established on June 18, this year, he confirmed at a press conference before receiving new membership forms, Wednesday.
The Amanah Labuan pro tem committee line-up includes Dr Ramli as the pro tem chief, Lt Wan Abdul Rahim (deputy chief/ secretary), Zahari Mansor (vice chief 1), Ahmad Razali Isnin (vice chief 2), Dr Zunaidah Abdul Khannah (women's chief), Mohd Fadhil LIS (youth chief), Haryani Isli (treasurer), and Salihin Mansor (information chief).
Dr Ramli said the party would be working closely with other Pakatan Harapan (PH) component parties and members of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), DAP and Warisan here to highlight the people's issues to the Federal Government.
"Our political beliefs match the Amanah's political ideology, therefore, I feel that we can contribute, and importantly, we are sincere of joining the party without aiming for anything like post or anything like that," he cited.
Dr Ramli, 49, added that it was Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's stunning comeback which greatly influenced and motivated him to join the political arena using Amanah as his platform. - Iffah Dilaney