KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (Bernama) — The younger generation now need to have greater spiritual and emotional strength in striving for success, said
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said all their aspirations could be turned into reality if they had the self- confidence arising from these two factors.
“When we see problems affecting youth …what we call a morality crisis…its because of weaknesses within themselves because of a poor
spiritual and emotional foundation,” he said when launching Phase III of the Seven Continents, Seven Values extreme expedition at Balai Felda here today.
He said Salman Ali Shariati Abdul Halim, 12, and his sister Zahra Ma’soumah, 18, and Everest conqueror Muhammad Muqharabbin Mokhtarrudin who will be
attempting to swim the Melaka Straits and the English Channel this month and next June respectively under the phase, were fine examples of young
Malaysians who were strong spiritually and emotionally.
He said their expedition would also inspire young Malaysians to “chase their dreams”.
Najib urged the corporate sector to be generous in its support for the trio in their mission.