KJ: Response to TN50 encouraging

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 22 Apr 2017

PUTRAJAYA: The 2050 National Transformation (TN50) initiative has collected over 26,000 ideas from young Malaysians about the future they want, after 90 days of rigorous engagement sessions with various groups of society.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) said the response towards the TN50 movement in its first phase has been quite “encouraging”, with about half a million young Malaysians taking part in dialogues, workshops, phone interviews and online surveys.

“We have gathered 26,000 aspirations from half a million young Malaysians, and our dialogue and engagement sessions will continue until the end of the year.

“We have received all sorts of feedback, but we managed to categorise it into five main aspirations.

“To summarise, Malaysians want a Malaysia that is united, fair, sustainable, competitive and economically strong,” said Khairy at a special media briefing here.

A lot of young Malaysians want a Malaysia that is able to generate high-income jobs in the future, he said.

“From our engagement sessions, we found that a lot of youths say they want to see their incomes in­­crease drastically in the next 30 years.

“A lot of them also say they want more flexible working conditions. For example, they are able to have a permanent day job which allows them to work from home. This would enable them to have a second career, perhaps in a freelance manner,” said Khairy.

Under the second phase on TN50, he said the aspirations gathered would be analysed and summarised, before being collated to the TN50 document.

Five groups called “Circles of the Future” will be formed, and each “circle” will consist of 10 youths and three experts.

The five circles will analyse five topics – economy and jobs, environment and well-being, governance, lifestyle and community.

“These circles will hold discussion groups and workshops on the topics they are assigned to.

“The ministry has identified some outstanding youths and experts who will be part of Circles of the Future.

“However, we also encourage the public to propose individuals who they think have the calibre to join Circles of the Future,” said Khairy, adding that the proposed names can be submitted to www.mytn50.com/circles/registration

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