Tengku Adnan (left) making a point during the dialogue session. On the right is Khairy.
FREE and better education, more job opportunities for university and college-leavers and a country without vagrants are some of the aspirations for the youths who attended the National Transformation 50 (TN50) Federal Territories Dialogue Series.
Held at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Training Institute at Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, the dialogue moderated by Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, ended with attendees cheering after the two-hour dialogue with the lawmakers.
“TN50 allows the public an avenue to voice out their aspirations to us.
“We are a government that listens and we want to be the government of the future and for the future,” said Khairy.
He added, “By 2050, we strive to be the top 20 country in terms of economic, environment, university ranking and other aspects.
“For Kuala Lumpur, we want to build the city of the future with smart technologies in the city, the possibilities are endless.
More than 800 youths got a chance to voice out their aspirations and what they wanted to see changed in 30 years to come.
On the Federal Territories level, youths wanted more affordable homes, preserving heritage and Unesco sites and preventing them from being demolished for urban development as well as more access to funds for startups.
Tengku Adnan said some of the aspirations brought up were related to the ongoing efforts in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.
“As such, we have Rumawip in both Federal Territories and these are the affordable homes we provided to the public.
Tengku Adnan said he would bring those input by the youths to be discussed with the Government.
“Thank you everyone who attended the event and contributed to the dialogues. Let’s work towards TN50,” he added.
Also present were Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz, Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Loga Bala Mohan and myPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas.