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Sunday August 25, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday August 26, 2013 MYT 12:22:05 PM
IT is the voices of youth that have provided a valuable input to top level leadership of the country.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Government was always open to the views from undergraduates when drafting public policies.
“I believe that all the student representatives and council members are mature and rational in voicing out their ideas. The huge presence of representatives from the ministries, government departments and government agencies in this meeting shows the Government’s commitment in listening to the voices of the youth,” he said in his speech when addressing the student leaders at the National Student Dialogue Council (MPPK) last Tuesday.
Muhyiddin who is also Education Minister, said the Government had acted on proposals from the MPPK previously.
“The 1Malaysia Discount Card, which was a brainchild from the MPPK meeting in 2011, was launched by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry last year,” he said.
He later had a closed door meeting with the student representatives.
Also present were Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh and Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan.
As many as 1.5 million students from public and private higher learning institutions benefited from the card which allowed them to enjoy discounts on textbooks, stationery, clothes, health products, food and drinks and transportation. — By KANG SOON CHEN
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