KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 – The inaugural sitting of the Malaysian Youth Parliament (PBM) at the Dewan Rakyat held today as 133 elected members presented and debated national issues representing the voices of the youth.
The two-day sitting which ends tomorrow, will see nine motions tabled and debated, chosen from 30 suggested motions during the pre-parliamentary sitting on Thursday and Friday at the International Youth Centre in Cheras.
Among the motions tabled are the formation of an Excellent Skills Scholarship Scheme through the Skills Development Fund Corporation, the formation of the ASEAN Youth Assembly and the formation of the Youth Soft Skills Institute.
The Youth and Sports Ministry in a statement said the motions aimed at increasing the knowledge and skills of the Gen-Y for a sustainable and long-term national leadership and to expose the youth of the country’s to law-making process.
All motions were tabled according to committee, in which there are nine in total. Among them are the Education and Career committee, the International and Diplomatic Relations committee and the Socio-Economic committee.