KUALA LUMPUR: The youth must play their roles to achieve a brave new world after the Covid-19 pandemic where everything is possible with imagination, risk-taking and hard work, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
In his opening remarks at the virtual Youth Economic Forum 2021 themed “A Brave New World”, Muhyiddin said as the Prime Minister, his government would stand with those whose lives had been turned upside down for as long as it would take for the affected rakyat to recover and rebuild.
“However, we cannot solve the challenges of our time – unless we solve them together, knowing that we have different roles but share the same dreams.
“The youth here at the forum is not going to inherit the same world as me or even my forefathers.
“It will be a more arduous one with lurking pandemics in the future and the ticking time bomb of adverse climate change, ” he said yesterday.
Muhyiddin said restoring the door of opportunity to the Malaysian dream of prosperity, inclusivity and sustainability could be both a privilege and burden to the current generation.
“This means a redefinition of our economic success, not simply by the number of billionaires we produce, but how we expand wealth, growth and opportunity for all Malaysians.
“I hope this forum will provide the way forward.
“It starts with the intent that every generation should make with the next; that we will pass the baton and give the young a better Malaysia than the one we received, ” he said. — Bernama