Celebrating our future leaders


Syed Saddiq (centre), Soon (right) and organising committee members posing with students after the launch of the Penang Youth Festival.

FROM e-sports to drawing competitions and silat performances, the Penang Youth Festival 2019 was brimming with all kinds of fun activities.

The event at the Pesta Site in Sungai Nibong was organised by Penang Youth Association (PAMPP).

A total of 26 agency booths and 24 food stalls were set up for the young visitors.

PAMPP chairman Aizat Khalid said the event aimed to highlight the growing influence of youths in Malaysia and to unite youths from different backgrounds.

Visitors      watching a silat performance during the launch of the Penang Youth Festival at the Pesta Site in Sungai Nibong. — Photos: LIM BENG TATT/The Star
Visitors watching a silat performance during the launch of the Penang Youth Festival at the Pesta Site in Sungai Nibong. — Photos: LIM BENG TATT/The Star

“That is why we prepared different activities from Mobile Legends, an e-sport tournament, to drawing and colouring competitions for the younger children,” he said, adding that they wanted to help the government achieve its objectives for youths.

State Youth and Sports Committee chairman Soon Lip Chee said the state welcomed efforts to promote youth development and societal welfare.

“We hope more youths from different races, backgrounds and cultures can come together to join or organise more events which emphasise harmony,” he said in his speech at the launch of the event.

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who was present, said youths in modern times needed three important qualities to help them succeed.

“They need diligence, integrity and the ability to think out of the box,” he said at the recent event.

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