Youths look to getting a say

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KUCHING: May 15 is gazetted by the government as National Youth Day to recognise and appreciate contributions made by youths to the country.

This year’s celebration carries the theme “Ini Masa Kita”, which reminds us of how precious this time is for them and the needs to use it as well as possible.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has urged all youths to come forward through the various opportunities provided on helping to develop the country.

New Sarawak Tribune spoke to eight youths about their hopes.

SYUKRI MISROM

SYUKRI MISROM, 24, CIVIL SERVANT

In conjunction with the National Youth Day 2022, I hope the government will continue its hard work and further diversify the Short Term Skills Training that has been provided for Malaysians, especially youths so that the personality development of every youth in Malaysia will be commendable.


SALTON DIRLYS

SALTON DIRLYS, 24, COLLECTION SUPERVISOR

I hope the younger generation, especially in primary schools would get exposure to the latest technology and that there is no age restriction for assistance, for example, ePemula.


IQBAL ROSLI, 23, UNEMPLOYED

IQBAL ROSLI

There should be more job opportunities created especially for fresh graduates and more short courses introduced to improve the skills of the youths. Post Covid-19, I hope the government will also introduce more monetary assistance to help the youths.


NURUL ARFAH

NURUL ARFAH, 24, CONTENT WRITER

I hope the government can provide more opportunities for youths to develop their skills and hobbies by building more youth community centres.


MARY DEBORAH, 24, STUDENT

MARY DEBORAH

In my opinion, the government should listen to the voices of the youths as they also have the right to have a say in terms of justice and finances of the country. Initiatives such as providing financial assistance, book discount assistance and gadgets should also be continued.


NANI OSLO

NANI OSLO, 24, TEMPORARY TEACHER

I hope to see more career programmes for fresh graduates, continue providing unlimited internet assistance to youths in need especially those in the B40 and M40 group and improvement of internet access issues in rural areas in particular. The government should also be more proactive in conducting more mental health awareness seminars or webinars.


WELLIASANDRA GELAU

WELLIASANDRA GELAU, 24, ASSISTANT ENGINEER

My wish is that the government develops various job opportunities in any sector so that youths could have more jobs in the future and at the same time, reduce the unemployment rate in Malaysia

and help to develop the country.


AMIRRUDDIN RITHAUDDIN @ EDINSON

AMIRRUDDIN RITHAUDDIN @ EDINSON, 24, MEDIA GRADUATE

I hope the government listens to the voices and opinions of the younger generation and let them be represented at the parliamentary level. I would also like to see an increase in initiatives for the youths as well as various programmes that can enable our youth to compete at the global level.

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