GE14 | BN Youth chairperson Khairy Jamaluddin launched the BN Youth Manifesto for the 14th general election, dubbed the ‘Youth Guarantee’, at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur tonight.
The manifesto underlined an eight-point guarantee given by BN to empower young people over the next five years.
These include guarantees to provide job opportunity and training; increase income and skills; empower the economy of rural youths; facilitate access to start-up financing for young entrepreneurs; alleviate burden of young families; provide better quality of life; ensure fair opportunities in all segments; and to uphold the ideas of young people for National Transformation 2050 (TN50).
Under the guarantee to provide job opportunities and training, each youth would be assisted to secure a job within six months upon registration with the ‘Youth Offer’ system.
To achieve this, BN will match youths with national mega infrastructural projects, give incentives to social entrepreneurs to create jobs, equip over five million schoolchildren with digital skills to face the fourth industrial revolution, and ensure over a million youths to get training and career opportunities in technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
Under the guarantee to increase income and skills, the efforts will include providing financial aid for young workers to learn new skills online or to purchase work-related computer software, besides reducing the nation’s dependency on foreign workers to 15 percent from the total manpower, and creating a new wave of rural entrepreneurs.
Other initiatives include expanding digital economy to rural areas, providing marriage aid to young couples, and increasing the number of affordable, rentable and transit houses.
Thousands of BN component party members flocked to the PWTC for the launch of the manifesto to symbolise their preparedness to face the GE14 challenges.
Also present were BN Youth deputy chairperson Khairul Azwan Harun, MCA Youth chief Chong Sin Woon, Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang, MIC Youth chief Sivarraajh Chandran and Puteri Umno chief Mas Ermieyati Samsuddin.
On April 7, BN chairperson Najib Abdul Razak launched the BN manifesto containing 14 thrusts and 364 initiatives for a greater Malaysia.