Abdul Aziz voted in as youngest DAP Sarawak branch chairman

Abdul Aziz (seated second right ) and DAP Batu Kitang members in a group photo after the AGM. Also seen are Chiew (seated centre) and Tan (seated second left).

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KUCHING, Sept 15: Abdul Aziz Isa is currently the youngest Democratic Action Party (DAP) branch chairman in Sarawak at the age of 30.

The Special Assistant to Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak Chief Chong Chieng Jen and DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY) Sarawak publicity secretary was unanimously voted in as the new DAP Kitang branch chairman during the branch’s first Annual General Meeting (AGM).

According to a statement, after the election, Abdul Aziz urged DAP Kitang members to close ranks and face the challenges ahead together.

“Our party today is a ruling party at the federal level. What’s important now is that we look forward to focussing on and unite in facing the challenges ahead, as we still have an unfinished task which is to form the Sarawak state government. This will be the new committee’s focus,” he highlighted.

DAP Kitang Branch received approval from the Registrar of Societies (RoS) last month. Currently, it is the only DAP branch formed under the Batu Kitang state constituency.

Eight other DAP branches will be formed in months to come, namely Pasar Maong, Arang, Haji Baki, Sandong, Sudat, Bumbok, Lidah Tanah and Landeh.

The new DAP Kitang branch committee comprises Abdul Aziz (chairman), Said Seruji (vice-chairman), Mary Joycelyn Dahop (secretary), Baki Leh (assistant secretary), Jemaini Ibrahim (treasurer), Poh Guan Chai (publicity secretary), Anna Dimin Minjap (women’s affairs secretary), Zakaria Julai (Committee Member I), Saiful Seruji (Committee Member II), Paul Niden Minjap (Internal Auditor I) and Ahmad Saad (Internal Auditor II).

Meanwhile, the congress delegates are Abdul Aziz, Mary Joycelyn, Poh and Baki.

Amongst its future activities, DAP Kitang Branch plans to recruit more youths, women and people with disabilities as well as more Dayaks and Malays to join the party.

For that purpose, it will set up five bureaus: Political Bureau (headed by Abdul Aziz), Youth and Sports Bureau (headed by Said), Women and Gender Equality Bureau (headed by Mary Joycelyn), Welfare and Public Complaint Bureau (headed by Baki) and Membership Recruitment Bureau (headed by Zakaria).

The AGM was chaired by former Batu Kawah assemblywoman Christina Chiew Wang See while the State Committee was represented by former Stampin MP Julian Tan Kok Ping. — DayakDaily