KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin
Yassin today said that the government had always wanted to understand the
aspirations of the young people in Malaysia, their thoughts about national
issues and their views on how to better manage the country''s economy.
He said the young people had an important role to play in helping the
government to formulate policies, strategies and programmes to create nation
development agendas to improve the people''s living conditions, prosper the
country and ensure the people''s safety and wellbeing at all time.
"The young generation have their roles and places in the country, not only
as legal citizens, but also as the heirs to the society''s and country''s
leaderships. You will be the determining factor for the future of the country.
"We cannot afford to isolate ourselves. You and I must start the engagement
process that will become the platform for us to draft and implement something
that will bring about mutual benefits for all of us."
The deputy prime minister said that when opening the National Young Leader
Convention organised by the Malaysian Parliament, with cooperation from the
National Civic Bureau of Prime Minister''s Department, Higher Education Minister,
Malaysian Institute of Teacher education and Malaysia Youth Council, here today.
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