Peace Malaysia to form youth corps


  • Nation
  • Monday, 28 Jul 2003

BY ZULKIFLI ABD RAHMAN

KUALA LIPIS: Peace Malaysia is to form a youth corps, said Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. 

He said the corps, if realised, should become a permanent feature which would help youths to have a better understanding of having a peaceful life and helping others in need. 

Hishammuddin said Peace Malaysia members in every district should also hold more activities to help youths realise that they were very fortunate to live in a peaceful country. 

“Youth organisations should hold more activities to help the less fortunate and understand that there are people around the world who are suffering such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

“Peace Malaysia should have its own youth corps so that any humanitarian activity can be organised by our youths in a better way,” Hishammuddin told reporters after attending a meet-the-people session at Felda Kechau Satu, near here, yesterday. 

He said the Peace Malaysia donations had now reached RM2.5mil and the organisers were looking at how to use the funds to help the people of Iraq. 

The money could be used to finance the construction of schools and medical units in Iraqi hospitals, he added. 

Peace Malaysia is a coalition of NGOs, comprising voluntary, youth, uniformed bodies, political parties, religious, welfare, student and professional groups with the goal of pursuing a comprehensive, permanent and just world peace. 

On another matter, Hishammuddin asked the youth wings of Barisan Nasional component parties to start their party meetings soon to make preparations for the next general election. 

He said Barisan youth members should increase the level of co-operation among themselves to ensure victory.  

He advised Umno Youth members to stop speculating about posts.  

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