Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has likened young people as “superheroes” with the power in making the country’s transformation programme a reality.
Admitting that their voice was formidable, he said the government is always open to hear the views and ideas of youth and also criticisms, so that each of the transformations pursued would be a success.
“But the young man’s voice should not just be criticism, but should come with the idea of a solution.
“They are like a “superhero” to the country, as having the power to change and if all the superheroes collaborate with the government, the transformation programme would more easily become a reality,” he said when adressing about 500 students from public and private universities at the close of a three-day youth summit entitled, ‘Shape Our Future’ here today.
Also present were Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and MyHarapan chairman Roslan Bakri Zakaria.
The event which began on Saturday, among others discussed in detail, selected National Key Result Areas (NKRA) and National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) and defined what the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP)/Government Transformation Programme (GTP) meant in the eyes of the country’s most valuable stakeholders.
Najib said the positive feedback was the key to success of each country’s target to achieve developed nation status.
He said at present, the strength of a government was not based on its military might but in the mind that could be realised for the benefit of the people.
The prime minister said the government was currently working hard to bequeath a country which was stable and had a solid foundation for generations to come.
Najib said he believed that when a torch was passed on to the next generation, it would mean bequeathing a nation that was stronger and more prosperous, and it (the next generation) should take it to greater heights.