Youths urged to en­gage in com­mu­nity-based ac­tiv­i­ties

The Borneo Post - - HOME - By Sai­ful Ba­hari re­porters@the­bor­neo­post.com

KUCHING: Youths are urged to in­ten­sify their in­volve­ment in com­mu­nity-based wel­fare ac­tiv­i­ties.

As­sis­tant Min­is­ter of Ru­ral Elec­tric­ity Dr Abdul Rah­man Ju­naidi, in giv­ing this re­minder, said the coun­try needed knowl­edge­able fu­ture lead­ers groomed from an early age.

Dr Abdul Rah­man, who is also Pan­tai Da­mai as­sem­bly­man and Sarawak Na­tional Youth As­so­ci­a­tion (Saberkas) sec­re­tary­gen­eral said that through their in­volve­ment in com­mu­nity-based wel­fare ac­tiv­i­ties they could gain some ben­e­fi­cial ex­pe­ri­ences to be­come bet­ter fu­ture lead­ers.

He said this at Malaysia Day cel­e­bra­tion at Bun­tal Es­planade, near here yes­ter­day.

“The gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to pro­vide bet­ter lives for all, and as such the peo­ple should play their roles too. The roles can be sim­ple, like par­tic­i­pat­ing in worth­while pro­grammes, un­der­stand­ing the gov­ern­ment poli­cies and even ex­e­cut­ing the many gov­ern­ment pro­grammes,” he said.

He added that Sarawak, as an equal part­ner in the for­ma­tion of Malaysia, was com­mit­ted in play­ing its role in the nation’s progress.

“Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Pat­inggi Abang Jo­hari Tun Openg has out­lined his vi­sion of a dig­i­tal gov­ern­ment and e-econ­omy, which we too must adopt.

“Through the ini­tia­tive, ru­ral fa­cil­i­ties will be im­proved, par­tic­u­larly in terms of con­nec­tiv­ity as well as the build­ing of more telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion fa­cil­i­ties to bridge the ur­ban and ru­ral di­vide” he added.

The event yes­ter­day also saw a mo­tor­cy­cle con­voy of Saberkas mem­bers from branches in and around Kuching rid­ing to­gether to the Bun­tal Es­pa­lande to join the cel­e­bra­tion.

Pe­manca Rashidi Ju­nai and other com­mu­nity lead­ers in San­tubong were also present at the func­tion.

The gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to pro­vide bet­ter lives for all, and as such the peo­ple should play their roles too. The roles can be sim­ple, like par­tic­i­pat­ing in worth­while pro­grammes, un­der­stand­ing the gov­ern­ment poli­cies and even ex­e­cut­ing the many gov­ern­ment pro­grammes. — Dr Abdul Rah­man Ju­naidi, As­sis­tant Min­is­ter of Ru­ral Elec­tric­ity

Dr Abdul Rah­man (back row, sixth right) and oth­ers wave the Jalur Gemi­lang at the event.

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