Deputy Speaker congratulates organisers of Parlimen Digital

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  • Tuesday, 07 Jul 2020

Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon

PETALING JAYA: Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon has given the thumbs-up to “Parlimen Digital”, saying that the efforts of the youth should be continued.

As participants of the mock event were called in for questioning by the police, Rashid who is aligned to the Perikatan Nasional government, said as the Deputy Speaker, he was proud of their efforts.

He congratulated the organisers of the initiative, saying it proved that Malaysia was capable of changing the landscape towards the digitisation of Parliament in line with the development of technology.

He said he had followed closely the session that was held last week, from his laptop and phone.

“I am sure and confident that the youths in this country will be able to govern well and this was shown in the Parliamen Digital sessions for two days. The strength of their arguments, the tenacity in debating and the seriousness of coming up with ideas showcases the importance of the youngsters in the country, ” Rashid said in a statement on Tuesday (July 7).

He said it was evident that the youngsters were familiar with current issues and were able to debate in an orderly manner in the digital situation.

Rashid, who is Batu Pahat MP, said he was impressed with two important debates: on the economic recovery through stimulus packages for youths, and the restructuring of the education system post-Covid-19.

“I suggest that the government takes seriously the proposals put forward by Parlimen Digital for consideration as government policy, ” he said.

Rashid also said he would support any effort to widen Parlimen Digital at the Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) level.

“I hope this noble initiative will be taken as a platform to carry the voices of the youth at a national level, ” he said.

The two-day simulation, which began on Friday (July 3), was organised by Challenger, Liga Rakyat Demokratik and Undi18.

The event, involving 222 participants from across the country, was aimed at providing a safe space for youths to debate issues affecting the nation.

Several participants claimed the police had contacted them for personal details soon after the event on Saturday (July 4).

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