Puteri Barisan Nasional (BN), whose establishment was agreed to by the party leadership, can be the best platform to attract youth of various races to join BN’s component parties to support the present government, said Puteri Umno chief Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin.

She said Puteri BN would be able to overcome the problem of racial polarisation that had been challenging of late and also act as the apex body to coordinate national activities for the young generation.

In a statement today, Rosnah said Puteri Umno believed that young generation leaders from the Puteri MIC, MCA, the People’s Progressive Party and Gerakan would welcome the establishment of the movement.

Rosnah said young women in component parties needed to articulate several proposals which could be forwarded to the BN Supreme Council to ensure that Puteri BN was really effective.