Zahid tells youth: Offer opinions that strengthen country

zahid-malaysia-youthSYDNEY: Members of the younger generation, who are now more open in giving their opinions, should not do so at the expense of jeopardising the country’s interests, says Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said the younger generation, such as those studying abroad, should realise that they represented the country’s assets as well as its future.

“Give opinions that are for the country’s interests instead of doing so to destroy the country.

“Students abroad have got social assimilation and should translate it (in their actions),” he said at a dinner with Malaysian students in Sydney on Tuesday.

There are more than 14,000 Malaysian students in Australia.

Zahid said the government was always open to opinions and had drawn up development programmes for the younger generation, such as the National Transformation Plan 2050 (TN50), based on the aspirations of the young.

Zahid is in Australia on a three-day working visit.