My hope is on the young, says Dr M on eve of UK trip


  • Nation
  • Friday, 14 Jun 2019

PETALING JAYA: As Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad prepares to leave for a three-day working visit to the United Kingdom beginning June 15, he says on his Instagram account that his hope for the country rests with the young. 

"Whose hands would we leave the fate of this nation to, if not to the young generation?

"I plead with the young generation, please learn and grasp every kind of knowledge to transform Malaysia into a developed country. Acquire all skills. Strengthen your inner character. Hold firm to religion and noble values.

"Reject corruption firmly. Inculcate truth, honesty, and justice. Let us work together and unite to create a bright future for Malaysia," said the Prime Minister, who will be meeting Malaysian students during his visit.

"I am scheduled to deliver a talk titled 'Democracy in Malaysia and South-East Asia' at the Cambridge Union as well as meeting UK key investors and industry players to strengthen bilateral trade.

"I will also be meeting students from the United Kingdom and Eire Council of Malaysian Students (UKEC)," the post on Dr Mahathir's Instagram account read on Friday (June 14)," he said.

 
 
 
 
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Today I will be going to the United Kingdom for a three-day working visit. I am scheduled to deliver a talk titled “Democracy in Malaysia and Southeast Asia” at the Cambridge Union as well as meeting UK key investors and industry players to strengthen bilateral trade. I will also be meeting students from the United Kingdom and Eire Council of Malaysian Students (UKEC). My hope is on the young. A large number of my generation is gone. Whose hands would we leave the fate of this nation to, if not to the young generation? I plead with the young generation, please learn and grasp every kind of knowledge to transform Malaysia into a developed country. Acquire all skills. Strengthen your inner character. Hold firm to religion and noble values. Reject corruption firmly. Inculcate truth, honesty, and justice. Let us work together and unite to create a bright future for Malaysia.

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