PKR Organises Political Training Programme, Prepare Competent Successors

SUBANG, 4 Dec; Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is organising a Keadilan Executive Training programme which provides early exposure to the younger generation on real-world politics.

The programme involves 21 local children who are still studying in local, Australian, American, Singapore and Dutch universities will go through a variety of practical training during the training period.


PKR Strategy Director, Rafizi Ramli, said that among the training that the students, who are having their summer vacation, will go through includes meeting with grassroots communities, policy-making, meeting the media, organisational management, new media management and party history.

“PKR is a party that is more forward in providing successors through training, and until now, Barisan Nasional (BN) has tried to copy us but does not have a structured module,” he said at the Keadilan Executive Training Programme Launching Ceremony yesterday.

Rafizi said that the training held is the second intake involving 156 applicants who are students of various backgrounds and fields from institutes of higher learning around the world before being shortlisted to 21 people.


The Selangor State Assembly Deputy Speaker, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, said that the trainees will be exposed to sessions of the Selangor State Assembly and the Dewan Rakyat proceedings.

“Although it is an executive training, the do not have to always sit at the office or go to Parliament in a tie and coat, but should fold up their sleeves and meet the grassroots community,” he said.

Nik Nazmi hopes that early exposure to the world of real politics may provider a line-up of political successors who are competent and able to face challenges.

In the training, trainees will be working with some young politicians of PKR who will serve as their mentor throughout the programme.

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