TSI youth leadership forum on Jan 14 to feature panelists from both sides of political divide

The publicity poster for the TSI youth leadership forum on Jan 14, 2023 at Majestic Riverside Hotel.

KUCHING, Jan 11: The Sarawak Initiatives (TSI) is organising a leadership forum on how youth can become global shapers in the modern economic climate on Jan 14 (Saturday) at Riverside Majestic Hotel here.

The forum titled “Borneo Youth — Agent of Change in a New Malaysia” will be held from 9am to 12 noon.

Guests for the forum are by invitation only but there will be a livestream via TSI’s Facebook page, thesarawakinitiatives, for members of the public interested in joining the event

“This is an impact event covering youth and our future, touching every aspect of our lives and where we are, where we want to be in this global, borderless, high technological age.

“The forum will also touch on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), economics, culture, national identity and unity, education, political philosophies and many more,” TSI said in a statement.

Political analyst Dr James Chin, a professor of Asian Studies at the University of Tasmania, will be the forum moderator.

Panelists for the forum are from both sides of the political divide including Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii from Democratic Action Party (DAP, Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman and Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh from Gabungan Parti Sarawak(GPS), and Kota Belud MP Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis and Wirawati deputy chief leader Jo-Anna Sue Henley Rampas from Parti Warisan.

“We are charting our destiny and navigating in this turbulent world, post-Covid-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty, among others. This is an event not to be missed. Overall, we are preparing our youths, grooming them to become good leaders,” the Sarawak-based NGO continued.

TSI said the voice of the Borneo States have been rather subdued since 1963 until recently, whereby Malaya has always been the agent of change for better or worse.

“Lately, we see the Borneo States have the opportunity to be the agent of change in determining our government and our national future. The spirits of MA63 and formation of Malaysia must take on a new meaning, where the role and the Borneo States must not be taken lightly.

“That includes our role in shaping our national identity and unity,” said TSI which is contactable by email thesarawakinitiatives@gmail.com or WhatsApp on +6019-8767-928. — DayakDaily