KUALA LUMPUR (October 30): The New Youth Development Model (MBPB) 2030 will be launched in March next year to step up efforts to develop youth and nurture “Masyarakat 5.0” (Society 5.0) in the country, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.
He said it will be developed based on youth aspirations for youth empowerment for the next decade.
“Once implemented, MBPB 2030 will benefit young people by improving their socio-economic status through the creation of new employment, education and skills opportunities.
“It will also strengthen support systems for young people, especially relationships with family, society and government agencies in their efforts to nurture a generation of young people who are more confident and active, resilient and able to take on challenges,” a- he declared at the launch of the 2021 edition of the National Youth. Celebrations of the day here on Saturday (October 30).
Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu, Minister of Federal Territories Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun and Chairman of the Malaysian Council of Youth Jufitri Joha were also present at the event.
Ismail Sabri said that Masyarakat 5.0, a company that can thrive in both the physical and virtual worlds the country aspires to, should not only be a generation smart enough to navigate the digital world, but also wise enough to s ‘adapt to technology that complements the religious, cultural and civic values dear to the Malaysian family.
“I am very confident in the abilities of young people to take up this challenge, and the data shows that the majority of them are already at the level of ‘Belia 4.0’. At this point, young people are already analytical, highly skilled and have innovative approaches and focus on a creative culture, ”he said.
The government will continue to intensify its efforts to achieve Masyarakat 5.0 through various initiatives including Malaysia’s Digital Economy Plan (MyDIGITAL), Industrial Revolution Policy 4.0 (IR 4.0) and National Digital Network Plan. (JENDELA).
Ismail Sabri said the government will also boost the readiness of infrastructure, digital services and career markets for the entire Malaysian family, including young people.
The initiatives identified are able to bridge the digital divide and stimulate current economic growth.
Ismail Sabri also said the government will continue to encourage the spirit of volunteerism and focus on mental health in the post-pandemic Covid-19 era, through the Mental Health Matters campaign, the Rakan program Muda Comfort Room and the Young Minds social enterprise targeting over 1,000 youth workers as interns.
The Prime Minister also presented the National Youth Perdana Awards for several categories to Aiman Hafizi Abu Bakar (the special award), Mohamad Shafizal Mohamad Shafee (Youth Perdana Gold Award), Ammielyya Jusnieza Ahmad Jafri (individual women), Mohd Adib Anas Md Noor (Individual men) and the Felda Jerangau Youth Association, Terengganu (Youth Association).
National Youth Day is usually celebrated on May 15, but this year’s physical celebrations have had to be postponed due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year’s celebration, with the theme “This Decade is Your Decade”, is the government’s recognition of the contribution, commitment, effort, determination and excellence demonstrated by young people.
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