KUCHING, Jan 10: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy youth chief Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman has applauded the move by the party to establish a special wing for those aged 18 to 28, which will promote youth empowerment in the party.
He believed the move was timely and in line with the dynamic political situation in the country.
“I hope that with the establishment of this wing, we can promote more youth-centric dialogues and policies as well as approaches which would better serve the youth in this State.
“All this while, the party has been engaging with youth aged 18 and above in various sectors. Now we are emphasising their involvement in politics. The different age groups within the youth themselves bring about different mindsets in this modern age. This new wing is looking into this.
“The youth have to understand and realise the policies of the State government and what we have in store for them,” he said in a statement today.
At the same time, Fazzrudin added the move bode well for the State’s preparation to face Undi18, which will be implemented soon, whereby youth participation is needed for the administration.
He said the plans by the State government, be it in infrastructure development, technological adoption, or the digital economy, is for the youth.
Fazzrudin also believed the move serves as preparation for the State to train the next generation of leaders for Sarawak.
He noted the State government, through Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, along with Youth and Sports Minister Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, had listened to the youth’s aspirations through townhall sessions and other engagement activities.
As a result, the feedback gathered had been translated to several policies that benefited the youth, including the discount on National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) repayment and the discount of flight tickets for university students returning to Sarawak.
Moving forward, Fazzrudin said PBB has to remain relevant and must be a party for all ages, be it the old or the young.
To recap, Abang Johari, during a press conference after chairing the PBB supreme council meeting last night, announced that the party will establish a new wing to cater to youth aged 18 to 28.
He explained that the party would amend the constitution during the upcoming Triennial General Meeting (TGM) in June for the new wing to be made official. — DayakDaily