Parti Punjabi Malaysia elects first woman president

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Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (ANI): Dr Susheel Kaur has become the first woman to be elected as president of the 24 year-old Parti Punjabui Malaysia (PPM).

She was elected unopposed by more than 50 delegates at the party's biennial general meeting.

A highly qualified lady, Dr Kaur did her Ph D in population geography from Chandigarh University. She has also majored in social impact studies and hopes to use her academic expertise in her new role as Parti President.

She told the New Strait Times that she did not see herself as a politician but felt responsible for the PPM since her father was its founder.

She succeeds cousin Dr Gurdeep Perkash Singh, he has been the PPM President for ten years.r Kaur admitted that the party did not stand on equal ground when compared to other Malay-Indian parties but hopes to change that.

According to Dr Kaur, the reason behind this disparity is because the PPM has failed to gain entry into the ruling coalition, Barison Nasional.

"We have been trying to do this for over 10 years now. Not fewer than six applications were submitted, but all went unanswered. In fact, our latest application was made on February 2. We are still waiting for an answer," she said.

She added that it was an open secret that an Indian-based party within the BN coalition had opposed the PPM joining the ruling coalition. (ANI)

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