April 16, 2024

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PM confident MBM will assist youth groups to weather COVID-19 effects

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has expressed confidence that the Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) will work closely with the government to assist those from the younger generation who have been impacted economically by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

He said this was because youths were among those given special focus in the government’s economic stimulus packages announced before this. 

“The government’s focus now to revive the economy post-COVID-19. In this regard, MBM as an organisation that governs youths can play a role,” he said in a posting on his official Facebook account today. 

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The prime minister also posted several pictures of his meeting with 13 members of the MBM leadership led by its president Jufitri Joha.

Muhyiddin said in the meeting, they had discussed the various roles that can be undertaken by youths in the country’s development process. 

Muhyiddin said MBM had also raised the need to add more National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) branches in Sabah and Sarawak. 

“I was informed that at present, there are only two (IKBN) there now, one each in Sabah and Sarawak. We will be giving this matter more attention for further action,” he said. 

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