Four spe­cial com­mit­tees set up to strengthen Ger­akan

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

KUALA LUMPUR: Ger­akan is set­ting up four spe­cial com­mit­tees in an ef­fort to re­form and strengthen the party, Datuk Dr Do­minic Lau Hoe Chai said.

The party pres­i­dent said the com­mit­tees were the 15th Gen­eral Elec­tion (PRU15), Pub­lic­ity and New Me­dia, Law and Party Con­sti­tu­tion and Party Mem­ber­ship.

"The PRU15 will be headed by deputy pres­i­dent Oh Tong Keong and is re­spon­si­ble for iden­ti­fy­ing po­ten­tial can­di­dates. He will also pro­vide them with lead­er­ship train­ing and pre­par­ing them for GE15.

"The Pub­lic­ity and New Me­dia Com­mit­tee will be led by Koo Shiaw Lee, Law and Party Con­sti­tu­tion to be chaired by Datuk Baljit Singh while the Party Mem­ber­ship Com­mit­tee will be headed by Chong Vee Hing,” said Lau.

"All of them are vice-pres­i­dents who were se­lected through party ap­point­ments," he told re­porters af­ter chair­ing the Ger­akan cen­tral com­mit­tee meet­ing yes­ter­day.

Lau said through the for­ma­tion of the spe­cial com­mit­tees, Ger­akan would fo­cus more on party trans­for­ma­tion at the grass­roots level. This fol­lowed feed­back from party mem­bers about a lack of in­ter­ac­tion be­tween the top lead­er­ship and grass­roots, he added.

"So, through the spe­cial com­mit­tees as well as new lead­er­ship line-up af­ter the party elec­tions, Ger­akan will strengthen re­la­tions with the grass­roots to boost the party's po­si­tion and re­gain the sup­port of the peo­ple," Lau said.

He said the new party lead­er­ship line-up, which was picked through party elec­tions and ap­point­ments, was a mix of old and new faces.

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