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TN50 tour across M’sia, commencing in Sabah

PUTRAJAYA: The Youth and Sports Ministry will embark on a nationwide National Transformation 2050 (TN50) tour, starting with Sabah Feb 24.

Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the TN50 tour is open to all youths, allowing them to express and share their aspirations for the country’s 30-year roadmap after Vision 2020.

He added after Sabah, the TN50 tour would move on to Terengganu on Feb 27; Johor (March 3); Perak (March 8); Sarawak (March 11) and Kedah on a date that would be confirmed later.

“I will be at the dialogue sessions together with the respective Menteri Besars and Chief Ministers as we engage with the youths in the respective states.

“This is what we will do because many have asked what’s next (relating to the TN50). It (the TN50 tour) will involve all states,” he told reporters at a press conference on TN50 today. Khairy also described TN50 as a continuum of Vision 2020.

“In three years, we will reach 2020. So we need another roadmap after Vision 2020. The TN50 is not to replace Vision 2020, but a continuum.”

TN50 was first announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak during the tabling of 2017 Budget on Oct 21, last year, aimed at setting a new ‘vision’ for the nation, as well as, to transform Malaysia into a nation of calibre with new mindset.

Khairy also said the TN50 would be as inclusive as possible involving all youths including those with special needs.

He said 2017 would be a year of engagement with youths from various segments, adding the ministry would also engage with smaller groups of youths to deliberate on seven main focus areas – values, governance, environment, education and learning, jobs, lifestyle and Malaysia at the global platform.

The shared aspirations from the youths would be checked against subject matter experts and relevant agencies to ensure the TN50 would be realistic, feasible and not too idealistic.

-New Straits Times

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