They are happy govt has taken their in­ter­ests to heart, says NGO

New Straits Times - - NEWS - FAIRUZ ZAIDAN AND AMIR MAMAT cnews@nstp.com.my

MELAKA Barisan Na­sional will face no prob­lems get­ting votes from the young as they are happy with Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak’s as­sur­ance of tak­ing their in­ter­ests to heart.

Na­jib, as BN chair­man, said the BN manifesto for GE14 would be friendly to the younger gen­er­a­tion as the party was se­ri­ous in de­vel­op­ing their needs.

Ma­jlis Gabun­gan Belia Melaka pres­i­dent Mohd Rid­hwan Mohd Ali said young Melaka vot­ers were lucky to be among the groups of­ten ap­proached by state lead­ers via pro­grammes and plat­forms.

He said this in­cluded the ac­tiv­i­ties of youth as­so­ci­a­tions, stu­dent as­so­ci­a­tions, recre­ational sports meets and in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties, which led to dis­cus­sions of the prob­lems and needs of young peo­ple to­day.

“Of course, the youth in the state are com­fort­able with the state lead­er­ship, and I am sure they will con­tinue to sup­port Datuk Seri Na­jib and Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Idris (Haron) on the ba­sis that their youth fo­cus is con­tin­u­ous, not sea­sonal.

“Bet­ter still, the voice of young Malac­cans has been heard not just at fo­rums, but also with the ap­point­ment of youth rep­re­sen­ta­tives in com­mu­nity struc­tures.”

Rid­hwan said the state gov­ern­ment headed by Idris had pro­vided jobs and fa­cil­i­ties for youth.

He said it in­cluded op­por­tu­ni­ties to own af­ford­able and com­fort­able homes, as well as op­por­tu­ni­ties to fur­ther one’s ed­u­ca­tion and im­prove skills.

“In­syaAl­lah, I be­lieve BN will again gov­ern the state and coun­try af­ter GE14.”

Mohd Rid­hwan Mohd Ali

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