Najib’s promise to include a special chapter in BN manifesto for youth shows government’s awareness of the importance of involving them in national development

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA Youth today reiterated its commitment in regaining the trust and support of the people, especially the Chinese youth, for Barisan Nasional in the forthcoming general election.

This is to ensure that BN is victorious for the sake of the country and children’s future, said MCA Youth secretary-general Leong Kim Soon in a statement.

“We would like to assure Prime Minister Najib Razak that we will perform our very best to conduct the task that has been assigned to us to go all out and campaign wholeheartedly to ensure BN’s victory in the coming 14th general election,” he said.

He was referring to the launch of the national level BN Youth and Puteri machinery gathering by Najib in Muar last week.

“We are proud that the prime minister has deemed it fit to place his trust in the BN Youth and Puteri machinery, and we thank him for entrusting us with his confidence.”

He also said that Najib’s promise to include a special chapter in BN’s manifesto dedicated for youth was proof of the government’s awareness of the importance of involving them in national development.

He then took potshots at Pakatan Harapan, saying that many senior opposition leaders have been holding onto their posts for decades without giving away for younger faces.

“There is even one who has retired from politics yet is trying to make a comeback for political power as well,” he said in obvious reference to Pakatan’s PM candidate Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said the BN government’s focus on affordable housing was also another example of BN’s awareness of the troubles faced by youths today, whereby many were unable to afford their own homes.

He lauded BN’s housing programmes such as PR1MA and Rumawip as examples of the government’s rakyat-centric policies.

On the other hand, he noted, opposition-held states of Penang and Selangor have seen real estate prices skyrocketed due the pro-developer policies in Penang and the cancellation of nine affordable housing projects in Selangor.