KUALA LUMPUR – Minister of Youth and Sports, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman denied that he launched any war against the Malaysian Youth Council (MYC).
The Member of Parliament of Muar said that if there were any conflicts, he would not attend a programme held by the MYC.
“I don’t like to deliver speech using texts. I prefer a heart to heart talk, especially after listening to Jufitri’s speech just now.
“I think, according to his speech, it seems like we are at war now. If we are at war, I would not be here and it would be difficult for us to go move on to other issues,” he said during his speech at the National Youth Consultative Council Conference today.
Earlier, in a gutsy speech, Jufitri Joha took a jab at Syed Saddiq, saying that it seemed like the minister had launched a war at MYC.
Last month, the MYC expressed its disappointment with Syed Saddiq who had side-lined the organisation when he drafted the bill amendment to reduce the voting age to 18.
Jufitri Joha also questioned the government’s decision of reducing the maximum age of ‘youth’ to under 30 and not the previous 35, as accepted by all organisations under his wing.
According to Jufitri the 35-year-old age limit ha been accepted by all, including Syed Saddiq himself.
The Dewan Rakyat had passed the Societies and Youth Development (Amendment) Bill 2019 (Act 668) where the age limit for youth was reduced from 40 to 30. -MalaysiaGazette