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SYS reiterates stand on youth definition

Last Update: 02/07/2019

KOTA KINABALU, July 2 (Bernama) -- The Sabah Youth Council (SYC) today reiterated its stand that the transition from age 40 to 30 of the definition for ‘youth’ should be done in stages.

“This is because of the implications on youth development in Sabah,” its president Ahmad Farid Sainuri told a press conference.

He said 90 per cent of youth club or association leaders in Sabah for instance, were aged 30 years and above.

So most of these leaders would have to quit in haste, leaving their organisations to juniors who might not yet be ready to shoulder the responsibility, he said.

He also opined that the redefinition did not reflect the reality in youth organisations in terms of producing young credible leaders.

In this regard, he said the existing youth development ecosystem (especially in Sabah) was not yet a driving force for young leadership.

 Ahmad Farid was commenting on the Youth Societies and Youth Development (Amendment) Bill 2019 tabled for first reading in parliament by Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman yesterday.




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