Climate Crisis: SDGs and Role of Youth

In conjunction with Human Rights Day 2019, HAKAM Youth is having a forum on Climate Crisis: SDGs and Role of Youths. Speakers and details of the event to be updated.

The speakers for the panel are:

1. Professor Dr Fredolin Tangang @ Tajudin Mahmud

2. Aaliyah Abdullah from Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD)

3. Aroe Ajoeni Sulistyorieni, the co-founder of Klima Action Youth (KAMY)

Details of the Forum Discussion

Please RSVP as soon as possible!

 

Youth can be a political force without relying on parties, claims movement

Source: The Malaysian Insight

Wan Hamidi Hamid (second right) moderating a forum titled ‘Dear Political Dinosaurs, Why You Still Around? Kthxbai’ with panellists (from left) Dr Teo Lee Ken, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri and Izzah Dejavu at Petaling Jaya, Selangor, last night. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, December 17, 2017.

MALAYSIA’S youth can be a viable political force without relying on political parties in spite of their historically low turnout at the polling booth.

A youth movement made this claim amid concerns that young adults are either not registered to vote or will opt not to cast their ballots in the 14th general election.

“Politicians on both sides fail to provide a narrative. Youth feel we need to create a new Malaysia that is just. We want marginalised voices to be heard,” Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, a 34-year-old lawyer told a forum in Petaling Jaya last night.

“Nobody cares when we talk about voting, for example. Voting can be a means to change something but we cannot (limit) our humanity to the voting status,” she said at the forum, entitled ‘Dear Political Dinosaurs, Why You Still Around?’ which was organised by Malaysia Muda.

Fadiah spoke of disillusionment with leaders from both sides of the political aisle.  Read more

Activist: We need laws to empower youths

Source: FMT News

KUALA LUMPUR: Human rights lawyer Syahredzan Johan has called for new legislation to empower youths, saying current laws restrict their development.

Speaking at a forum on Malaysia’s future after the 14th general election, he said he would like to see the winning party undertake a review of laws with the aim of encouraging youths to participate in the democratic process.

A recent survey indicated that 40% of youths of voting age were not registered to vote. Half of the respondents said they did not have time to register and a quarter said their votes would not make a difference to how the country was run.

Syahredzan said the first batch of laws that needed reviewing were those that restricted media freedom and other civil liberties. Read more