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Monday July 16, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by martin carvalho AND razak ahmad
KUALA LUMPUR: A special RM100mil fund will be set up to spearhead the iMalaysia For Youth (iM4U) Programme to instill the spirit of volunteerism among Malaysian youth, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Prime Minister said the initiative underlined the Government's commitment to ensure that programmes under the iM4U are provided with “seed money” to enable youths to implement volunteer programmes for the betterment of the country.
Najib would personally head a iM4U board of trustees to oversee the smooth running of the youth volunteer programmes.
“With this programme, we will start, not a wave of riots and street demonstrations but a wave that will spread throughout the country for a better Malaysia through the spirit of volunteerism among our youths,” he said at the programme's launch at the KLCC Esplanade here yesterday.
On the iM4U slogan, Najib said: “I am for you. The government of today is the government for the youths, and we will do all that we can to ensure that your future will be filled with hope.”
More than 50,000 youths from 15 ministries, agencies and non-governmental organisations attended the event.
They took part in 16 volunteer programmes in several venues in the Klang Valley and Selangor. Youths can sign up for the iM4U programmes at http://www.1m4youth.com.my.
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