PBS actively recruits, trains young leaders through GBBB
KOTA KINABALU: The Bersatu Sabah Party (PBS) is currently actively implementing efforts to rejuvenate the party by activating the process of youth rallying through Gerakan Belia Beliawanis Bersatu (GBBB) across Sabah.
On Thursday, in the constituency of Tamparuli, the GBBB was formed, which saw a coalition of young people and women, with the aim of attracting more members among the young people in the region.
GBBB Tamparuli co-chair and PBS Women’s Movement Exco leader Datin Malianah Ugau said the move was made in response to party chairman Datuk Seri’s call to train and recruit more young leaders as party leaders in the future.
“This is what we called rejuvenating the party, which is to find, bring together and train more young people and young women, whether new or old.
“This initiative was planned for a long time but was never implemented at the division level.
“Today we are activating this movement to ensure the youth of Sabah, especially Tamparuli, their chance to be part of the future,” she said.
Malianah added that the transformation is important to ensure that PBS remains relevant among millennials so that there are new and old alliances in the party in the interest of party viability and unity.
Meanwhile, Boe Sindolun, leader of the PBS youth movement in Tamparuli Division, said young people should have a space to be actors in Sabah’s development, especially in politics and economics.
“We must give young people the opportunity to lead the party, whether at the grassroots or at the highest level, in accordance with the current situation of political change, to carry on the legacy of the PBS.
“Party rejuvenation does not mean rebelling against an experienced level in the party, but simply finding more similar successor leaders at branch, division and center levels in the future.
“The capacity of these young people should not be a ‘threat’ to the existing leadership, but rather seen as an insurance for the party, in accordance with reality,” he said.
To begin with, the committee identified a total of 23 branches around 11 district polling centers (PDMs).
A total of 15 members aged 18-30 are required to qualify for the establishment of GBBB at branch level.
PBS Youth Exco Deputy Secretary Melon Yaming was present at the event.
After the event, the newly established committee members had a breakout fasting session with the assembly of Tamparuli, Datuk Jahid Jahim.