Melaka government needs two years to properly enforce age limit for young leaders, says exco | Malaysia

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MELAKA, December 6 – The government in Melaka is calling for consideration to be given to the implementation of the change in the age limit for young people from 15 to 30 years old, which should start next January, be postponed until 2023 in order to ensure that association leaders have sufficient time to prepare young people of the caliber to take. as leaders.

State Executive Advisor (Exco) for Youth Development, Sports and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Vice President Shanmugam said the two-year period was also necessary in the face of challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic that has raged in the country since 2020, which hinders and makes difficult the implementation of programs as well as face-to-face meetings.

“The period given for the change by January 1 is not sufficient as most of them have not made thorough preparations and in the current situation we hope that no action will be taken at the look forward to it because it could have a big impact on the development of young people.

“We need these two years to prepare young people to increase their potential, highlight talents, strengthen identity, update the thinking process and skills to be able to lead leadership with excellence”, a- he said during a meeting with reporters after the opening ceremony of National Youth Day at Melaka 2021 in Ayer Keroh here last night.

Also in attendance were Secretary of State Datuk Kamel Mohamad and Melaka Youth Coalition Council (MGBM) Chairman Datuk Mohd Ridhwan Mohd Ali.

On November 17, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu, informed the Parliament that the implementation of the lowering of the age limit for occupying positions in youth organizations from 40 to 30 would start on January 1, 2022. – Reuters


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