YB Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani addressing the audience.
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 September 2015 - Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) in collaboration with Jabatan Penerangan Wilayah Persekutuan (JAPEN) organised a forum known as "Apa Kata Gen Y?" held at UniKL City Campus today. The forum was officiated by YB Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani, Deputy Minister of Finance together with top management members of UniKL and 300 students from the Gen Y group mainly from UniKL MIIT, UniKL BMI and UniKL IPROM.
The forum was moderated by En. Mohamed Zul Fadhli Kharuddin, Lecturer of UniKL Mestech while the panelists comprised of Ahmad Nazir Mohd Azmi, President of UniKL Student Council, Ahmad Danial Mohamad Nasir, Vice President of UniKL Student Council, Khatiravan A/L Rajah and Amirah Shahirah Amalina Hayadi, Committee Members of UniKL Student Council.
Panelists of Apa Kata Gen Y Forum, From Left : Khatiravan A/L Rajah, Ahmad Danial Mohamad Nasir, En Mohamed Zul Fadhli Kharuddin, Amirah Shahirah Amalina Hayadi and Ahmad Nazir Mohd Azmi.
The forum aims to understand the pattern of thought among the generation Y group, their aspirations, their vision, their hope towards the nation, their understanding of the ‘Merdeka' spirit and their view on the present leadership of the country.
In his address to the participants of the forum, YB Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani, said, "Gen Y group has huge roles to play and shoulder big responsibilities as our nation moves towards developed nation status. As the world around us moves forward in such a frantic pace, the Y generation who are the future generation of Malaysia must be fully equipped to face the challenges of the 21st century. With the aid of technology, this generation is swamped with news and information so easily accessible through their finger-tips. They must be able to differentiate between truth and lies, between beneficial and detrimental information. I hope the young generation uses this advantage wisely for the betterment of yourself, and in greater context, the nation."
YB Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani, Deputy Minister of Finance signing on the Apa Kata Gen Y Forum feature wall.
UniKL President and CEO, Prof. Dato' Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su'ud meanwhile shares his vision on UniKL's role in developing future graduates, "It is UniKL's aspiration in developing not only knowledgeable graduates with the required skill set and technical know-how of the industries, it is also our aspiration to develop students who are balanced all-round be it physically and spiritually. UniKL students, by the end of their studies, must have what we know as the UniKL DNA where graduates must demonstrate these traits: highly knowledgeable, a noble personality, dynamic leadership qualities, entrepreneurship spirit, and the drive to continuously improve oneself."
YB Datuk Johari receiving a memento from UniKL President and CEO, Prof. Dato' Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su'ud.
This forum is seen as a fitting platform for students to share their voices and thoughts positively. It is also to encourage critical and analytical thinking in discussing current issues and issues that affect our country in an intellectual discourse. This forum is part of the government's ongoing effort to engage with the Gen Y group nationwide to educate them on their right as citizens as well as inculcating the spirit of patriotism and love towards the nation.
Mohamed Zamir Anuar Bashah
Corporate Communication Department