Youth must be proactive in adapting to the future of digital economy – Abg Jo

Abang Johari (left) during the townhall session.

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By Jaythaleela K

BINTULU, April 27: The youths must always look to improve and develop their knowledge, skills and talent to move forward in the advanced, globalised world of today.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg told the youths to broaden their mindset and prepared to embrace change.

“With the vast changing of today’s world, the youths must be willing to change and keep themselves abreast with the latest technology in order to move forward.

“The world today is not the same as what we have 20 years ago, we must lay out the right path in order to move foward for the future,” he said when addressing the “Today for Tomorrow” townhall session at the Civic Centre here on Friday evening.

Abang Johari cited Bintulu as an example, a town that started as a small fishing village 50 years ago and experienced vast transformation and modernisation.

“The landscape of the town (Bintulu) has changed tremendously but what is our future?” he asked the over 1,000 crowd in attendance.

He said that to ensure the state’s development was on the right track, it was crucial to have a capable team of dynamic leaders to shape future directions with systematic planning.

“Are our youths ready to develop their talent? Because in today’s digital era, we are heading towards technology advancement. Twenty years ago, we didn’t have advanced technologies like we have today. Now, our interaction with one another has changed,” he reminded.

Abang Johari also explained on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) to the crowd, which was mainly made up of youths. — DayakDaily