Kuala Lumpur – The election for Malaysian Youth Parliament is currently in the final phase of its campaign period. The Youth Parliament is a platform for youths in the country to voice out and debate local issues via proper channels.
Already practised in a few ASEAN countries, our local edition will see the voting process being held from 22 until 31 October. There is a total of 120 seats being contested by 433 candidates. For a full of the candidates, go to https://epbm.parlimenbelia.gov.my/info_pencalonan/
Negeri Sembilan sees the highest ratio of seats to candidates as 37 people will be vying for the 4 seats available in the state. One of the Negeri Sembilan candidates is 27 year old Mohd Hasrul Izwan bin Hashim, the candidate for the Seremban seat. He holds a Diploma in English and Communication from the Mara Professional College in Indera Mahkota and a Degree in International Affairs in UUM.
Towards The Future Interests Of Youth
“Whatever is relevant towards youths should be debated, whether it is concerning social, economy, politics, or international relations. For example, regarding economics, most youths harbour ambitions of creating their own businesses, but end up working for other people. I suggest that the government consider youth cooperative banks (bank koperasi belia) to ensure that they have credit facilities and advice on financial management,” he adds. “The mentorship concept can also be applied so that those who are really interested in business can get hand-on guidance from the more experienced entrepreneurs.
The Malaysian Youth Parliament campaign period ends tomorrow, while the voting process starts on Wednesday.