Culture of debating necessary for youth, democracy, says Fahmi

Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil addressing the Malaysia Asian British Parliamentary Debating Championship (ABP) 2023 here Wednesday. - Photo: Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: Cultivating the practice of debating in a civilised way is a necessity for young people now, says Fahmi Fadzil.

The Communications and Digital Minister said this is important because debating in a civilised manner will help young people come up with clear ideas that would be very beneficial for the development of the country.

"Apart from that, it is essential to continue the practice of parliamentary democracy in the country, so I hope events like this (debating) can trigger an interest in the culture (of democracy)," he said.

He said this when met by reporters after officiating at the Asian British Parliamentary Debating Championship (ABP) 2023 award ceremony here Wednesday (Sept 27) night.

Fahmi said that in Malaysia, there are already several platforms for young people to present ideas with thoughtful arguments on national development, including through the Malaysian Youth Parliament and Pidato Perpaduan competition. - Bernama

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