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10 proposals from Umno Youth

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KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth played its role of being a catalyst of ideas at the start of the wing’s general assembly today with its chief Khairy Jamaluddin tabling 10 proposals, all aimed at helping the younger generation.

 

The proposals, contained in his speech titled “Between Two Futures”, are

·         For the government’s training agenda to be shouldered by all parties and that any government project and contract and contract be awarded only to companies that offer industrial training programs to local youths. “Through this approach, the responsibility of training young people will no longer be the government exclusively, but also shared by the private sector, which benefits from public projects and contracts. At the same time, it will create job opportunities and afford brighter prospects to young people who are looking for industry exposure.”

 

·         For companies generating employment for local youths to be given tax breaks and grants so that they are not financially burdened in conducting their operations.

 

·         For the government to introduce a Buy Malaysian First campaign to generate more opportunities for local entrepreneurs, by giving preference to local products and services, which are not only high in quality but also meet the standards and conditions of tenders. “As chairman of the National Entrepreneur Development Corporation (PUNB), I often come across local companies that have succeeded in creating products and services of high quality, at par with foreign competitors. Unfortunately, these companies find it difficult to market their products and services to the government, because the government still depends on products from outside Malaysia.”

·         For the Government to expand efforts to identify groups who are qualified as recipients for the zakat (asnaf) at all levels, so that the financial assistance will reach those who really need it. “As far as our religion is concerned, there is no excuse for these groups to be deprived of assistance, for Islam tells us that the desperate circumstances of poverty can sometimes lead to the loss of faith in God and religion.”

 

·         For the government to relook at its practice of giving political and civil service retirees a seat on the board of government-linked companies. “We do not wish to belittle the wisdom and contribution of political and government retirees, but spare a thought for the younger generation. We are confident that their drive and the fresh ideas they bring to the table can add value to the management of an organisation.”

 

·         For the government to re-examine the bankruptcy laws especially for the procedure to be discharged from bankruptcy to be less stringent.  From almost 120,000 bankruptcy cases between 2005 and 2012, 32 percent involves young people. These young people cannot move on with their lives due to the burdens caused by being declared bankrupt and blacklisted. “Let us reduce the timeframe for which an individual must wait before applying to be discharged from bankruptcy, in line with the trend in other countries. We also need to help the young by educating them on financial management.”

 

·         For the government to give special quota for young families in all 1Malaysia Housing programme (PR1MA)  projets to ensure that this group does not miss out on the opportunity to own a home.

 

·         For the government immediately revamp the relevant welfare policies, by looking at the amounts allocated and the criteria for qualification. “The total assistance offered must be made logical, in line with the needs of the less fortunate to alleviate their difficulty.”

 

·         For the Prime Minister to be steadfast and committed to his political transformation programme. “Apart from economic issues, political transformation is critical to young people, wherever they may be. They desire measures that make Malaysia more open and democratic – an effort which began during the leadership of Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and which the Prime Minister is continuing. UMNO Youth advocates that the government continue this political transformation so that the younger generation does not have to look elsewhere for political reform. When young people think of change, we want them to believe that BN is the ultimate choice. BN is the party that fights for integrity, transparency, freedom and justice since the beginning and for all time.”

 

·         A 1Malaysia Licence Assistance Programme (BL1M), where motorcycle licences are offered at RM199, which is 50 per cent cheaper than market price. A pioneer project has already been launched in Pekan. “We will also request that the government sponsors some of the BL1M applicants who come from low-income families so that they may obtain licences at no financial cost. We are also in the process of negotiation to allow those who have faced court action to be given amnesty through BL1M, such that they may be relieved of any fear of imprisonment.” Based on research by the UMNO Youth Urban Affairs Secretariat, there are an estimated 200,000 motorcyclists, specifically young people, who do not hold licenses. It may be that they are careless, and it may be that the costs of obtaining a licence are too high.

 


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