RM20mil youth fund to be launched Friday, PM says in video posting

By Monday January 17th, 2011 No Comments

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has posted another video response on his blog to answer questions posted to him by the public.

In the latest video posted over the weekend, this was Najib’s reply to a question, “Will there be further development for youth so that we can reach our full potential and so that we can slowly eliminate social problems?” by Danial Fahmi.

“I have announced an allocation of RM20mil for youth development through the 1Malaysia youth fund in the 2011 budget,” he said in a video upload on his official website.

Najib said the fund was an idea mooted in a youth lab conducted last year by youths from diverse backgrounds.

“On Jan 21, I will officially launch the fund and announce more details on how Malaysian youths can take advantage of this opportunity,” he said.

He said it was an idea to incentivise youths to undertake projects of their choice and projects consistent with the 1Malaysia theme.

Najib had, on Jan 12, invited Malaysians to send him any questions over Twitter and Facebook, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister, in a Twitter posting, also congratulated national hockey goalkeeper S. Kumar for being named Asia’s best player and being the first Malaysian to win the award.

Source : The Star

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