By Thanusya Shanmuganathan
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — Barisan Nasional (BN) and its political rivals in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) should organise a forum to cajole university students into joining political parties, says deputy education minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today.
He commended PKR's plan to infiltrate universities in its hunt for new political recruits in the spirit of recent amendments to laws on student politics but said all parties should do the same.
"I think PKR's decision is good.
"However, it will be better if BN and the opposition can organise a forum so we can approach students together and offer our best incentives," Saifuddin (picture) told reporters at sidelines of the Selangor Model United Nations Conference closing ceremony.
He added that politicians can persuade the students to join their respective parties but the final decision on which party to select should be entirely theirs to make.
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