Perkongsian Pengalaman dan Ilmu TOKOH BELIA NEGARA & ASEAN 2014
Rayuan untuk Syria
Ahad, Mac 11, 2012
Youth Parliament to Play Significant Role in Nation Building Process
Source : Excerpt from New Straits Times 27 February 2012 / 4 Rabiulakhir 1433H
".....The Malaysia Muslim Youth Movement (Abim), which was also closely consulted on the development of the youth parliament model, said such a move would provide a training ground for issues to be raised from a youth perspective.
Its vice presidentJufitri Joha said that research conducted by them showed that today’s youth were prepared to undertake such a responsibility.
“Generation Y, mainly those born after 1980, are seen as matured and vocal enough to make a difference,” he said.
He said the membership needed to truly represent the youth’s views and not succumb to party-style politics.
“The important thing is to select leaders objectively, those who are independent from political influence or motives,” he added.
The youth parliament is set to operate much like an actual parliament, with two sessions being held every year.
The difference is that members have to be aged 30 years and below while participation is a purely voluntary one."