Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) and its Relevance to Youth Development
- 1 Institute for Social Science Studies, Laboratory of Youth Well-Being and Social Health, Malaysia
- 2 Department of Communication, Faculty of Modern Language and Communication, Malaysia
- 3 Deparment of Social and Development Science, Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
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 MBM’s 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 Results: Analysis found that there are still several outdated issues that need to be resolved especially related to the weakness of the youth organizations in Malaysia, whereby this not reflect the acknowledgement of MBM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.
Copyright: © 2012 Dzuhailmi Dahalan, Haslinda Abdullah, Azimi Hamzah, Ismi Arif Ismail, Ezhar Tamam, Abdul-Lateef Abdullah, Sarjit S. Gill, Nobaya Ahmad and Turiman Suandi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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- Malaysia Youth Council (MBM)
- championing youth
- youth development
- relevancy of MBM
- Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)