REMBAU: “Much needs to be done by the government to uphold the aspirations of the young and as a minister and youth chief, I am responsible in implementing the agenda of change,” said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
Syed Saddiq, who is also Pakatan Harapan (PH) Youth chief, said the young group wanted numerous issues and interests which were all close to their hearts such as corruption, cost of living, education, housing and others to be tackled for a better life.
“We will boost effort to approach the young group and delve into their wants and aspiration from the new government,” he said after visiting and witnessing a Malaysian Future Leadership School (MFLS) Programme at Kem Bina Negara, Ulu Sepri, near here today.
In the meantime, Syed Saddiq said the tendency of the young to shift direction to Barisan Nasional (BN) as they had interpreted at the Rantau by-election recently proved that the group was not obsessed with any political party.
Syed Saddiq said PH was not worried with the situation because the action of the young group was not influenced by any quarter but on the other hand they had acted following their own taste and consideration.
“Firstly, I would like to congratulate Tok Mat (Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan) on his win at the Rantau by-election. Clearly, the young group who voted were not obsessed with any political party but they can change (to PH) at any time if we (PH) can give the best service to the group,” he said.
Syed Saddiq said PH would always self-reflect following its loss in the by-election and must look at and redouble efforts to win the hearts of the people and provide them with the best service.
In the programme, 128 form five students from 15 secondary schools involving 11 schools from Negeri Sembilan, three from Selangor and one from Putrajaya took part in the programme on April 14-23.
BN candidate, Mohamad obtained 10,397 votes to beat PH candidate Dr S Streram at the Rantau state by-election on Saturday with a 4,510 votes majority. Dr S Streram secured only 5,887 votes.