KUALA LUMPUR - The aspirations of Malaysian youths for the country’s future into 2050 are now officially with the Prime Minister.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin handed over the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) Youth Canvas Report – containing a compilation of refined aspirations for the next phase of the country’s development – to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak before a gathering here last night.
It was the culmination of a year-long national discourse which kicked off on Jan 19 last year when the ministry went on a nationwide engagement with youths of various backgrounds.
Najib described the young as the country’s most important asset, reiterating that TN50 was aimed specifically at them.
“It all starts with a dream. Martin Luther King Jr (US civil rights movement leader) said ‘I have a dream’.
"We Malaysians have a dream and TN50 is our dream,” he declared in his speech at the handover of the TN50 Youth Canvas Report at the Malaysia International Trade Exhibition Centre (Mitec).
Najib said it was the Government’s responsibility to ensure the country remained strong “for the baton to be passed on to the next generation”.
“We should not only think of the dollar