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Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) and its relevance to youth development


Dahalan, Dzuhailmi and Abdullah, Haslinda and Hamzah, Azimi and Ismail, Ismi Arif and Tamam, Ezhar and Abdullah, Abdul Lateef and Gill, Sarjit S. and Ahmad, Nobaya and Suandi, Turiman (2012) Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) and its relevance to youth development. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9 (7). pp. 974-978. ISSN 1546-9239; ESSN: 1554-3641


Problem statement: Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) which is also known as National Youth Council is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) accredited to represent the voice of youth generation in Malaysia. Its main aim is to boost and motivate youth organizations to play a positive and effective role towards society and country. However, does MBM currently being transformed holistically in the true sense as the catalyst of Malaysian youth development? Does MBMs presence being felt by youth in Malaysia completely? Approach: Data for this study were collected based on literature analysis, random observations on the scenario that happened, discussion among fellow researchers in the field of youth development and selective and informal feedback from a number of fellow practitioners that are active in youth work in Malaysia. Results: Analysis found that there are still several outdated issues that need to be resolved especially related to the weakness of the youth organizations in Malaysia, whereby this not reflect the acknowledgement of MBM as the body that fight for the youth concerns in Malaysia. Conclusion: The findings provide space for further research on issues raised from various perspectives apart from empowering Malaysian youth in the near future.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Institute for Social Science Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2012.974.978
Publisher: Science Publications
Keywords: Malaysia Youth Council (MBM); Championing youth; Youth development; Relevancy of MBM; Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2015 01:22
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 09:29
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/22608
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