PUTRAJAYA, May 26 (Bernama) -- Rural youths are advised against migrating to
rural areas, but to utilise their energy and ideas to develop their villages.
Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said
various programmes, including agropolitan projects, as well as those under the
National Key Result Areas (NKRA) and the Rural Transformation Centre (RTC), were
implemented as part of the government''s efforts to develop the rural areas.
He said youth presence in the rural areas was crucial to spur rural economic
"So, I advise the rural youths not to migrate to the towns, remain in the
rural areas to ensure development of our villages," he told reported after
opening the Government To Youth (G2Y) programme in conjunction with the One
Million Youth Gathering here today.
On a statement by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the
opposition may use violent demonstration to win the coming general election,
Mohd Shafie said it was true.
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This, he said, was due to the overwhelming support given by the people to
programmes implemented by the government.
"On the other hand, their (opposition) programmes do not get that kind of
respond. So, to get the people''s attention, they hold demonstrations, " he