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Youth Parliamentary Debathon 2023 tackles education, living cost
Youths aged 16-25 were given the opportunity to assume government and opposition benches as they took part in the third instalment of the Youth Parliamentary Debathon 2023 on Aug 26.

Debating before several politicians, the youths spoke on the motions of political education, sustainable forest management, the Climate Change Act, and cost of living.

Four politicians, Raub MP Chow Yu Hui, Bukit Bendera MP Syerleena Abdul Rashid, Bakri MP Tan Hong Pin, and Tasek Gelugor MP Wan Saiful Wan Jan took turns as speakers in the four different sessions, as the youth’s debates echoed common arguments heard in the Dewan Rakyat.

A panel of judges from the event’s collaborative partners – The Body Shop Malaysia, Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC), and the Malaysian Institute of Debate and Public Speaking (MIDP) – decided on the best debater at the end of each session.

The winners were awarded a lifetime subscription to Malaysiakini as well as a trophy sponsored by MTCC.

Political education in schools

In the first session, the youths debated on...

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