There’s room for improvement in youth development

Milton Foo

KUCHING: The government must build a platform for the youth to perform and excel in order for them to contribute back to the society.

Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Youth secretary-general Milton Foo noted that there is still room to improve on in regard to the development and empowerment of the youth.

“Any government should invest in their youth. To empower the youth in this digital era is not only in terms of culture, sports, and volunteerism, but also in political and economy development aspects in a more advanced and innovative approach.

“There are immediate and current needs of the youth such as job and career opportunities, high income and better standard of living as well as affordability to buy houses,” he said.

Regarding Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s recent announcement on how the government is committed to continue empowering the youth for the development of highly innovative and sustainable human capital, Foo pointed out the initiatives and efforts must be materialised.

He added digitalisation must be embraced by the youth including those in rural areas.

“That is why Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has put so much effort and money to transform the business model whether in agriculture, eco-tourism or otherwise from offline to online on a borderless basis across Sarawak,” he said.