KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Barisan Nasional (BN) will introduce more younger candidates in the next General Election in order to regenerate the government with younger leaders.
Thus, he said he hoped that young voters would give a new mandate to the BN in the 13th general election to form a government that would be balanced up with older and younger leaders.
“The government needs young people and we believe they could be good leaders…it will be a balanced between the older group with the younger one.
“I can’t make big changes now, but when we get the new mandate we will make those changes,” he said when responding to a question whether he would consider appointing more than five cabinet members aged below 50 years at the Young Corporate Malaysians’ (YCM) “An Evening With Prime Minister” programme here Monday.
Some 500 members of YCM attended the event themed “Economic Transformation Programme and The New Economic Model”.
YCM was established in January 2008 by a group of young professionals with the objective of building a network of young professionals through various informative and social events beneficial to its members.
When asked by a participant when the government would call the next general election, Najib said:”We are still holding the mandate now, it can be held soon… but it must be held before March 2013 when the mandate for us expires.”
Najib also invited Malaysian youths to join him in transforming the country towards becoming a developed nation and a high income country by 2020.
Source : Bernama