Published: Sunday February 3, 2013 MYT 3:51:00 PM
Updated: Sunday February 3, 2013 MYT 3:57:28 PM
Muhyiddin asks youths to work alongside Govt through volunteerism
MUAR: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has called on young people to join hands with the Government to develop the country through volunteerism.
He said the future of the country and the people rested not only on the Government's shoulders but also that of the youths.
"The Government gives tremendous recognition to young people.
“We want to mobilise young people to work together to develop and build the country through volunteer activities," he said when addressing over 20,000 youths at the state-level "My Beautiful Malaysia" programme at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium here Sunday.
Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam, and Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Razali Ibrahim were present.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said in recognition the National Year of Volunteers, the Government provided an allocation of RM100mil under the 1Malaysia Volunteer Fund for voluntary bodies.
The Deputy Prime Minister said the future of the people and the country should be fought together with young people who have the knowledge, enthusiasm and spirit for they were an important asset to the country.
At the same time, he asked young people not to be easily influenced by negative elements that could affect racial harmony and economic progress that were built over the years.
"We are asking young people to work alongside the Barisan Nasional-led government to make Malaysia a beautiful, clean and advanced country as we had been proud of," he said.
The "My Beautiful Malaysia" programme, which was held simultaneously in nine districts in Johor attracted over 100,000 youths. - Bernama