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Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) and its Relevance to Youth Development

Dzuhailmi Dahalan1, Haslinda Abdullah1, Azimi Hamzah1, Ismi Arif Ismail1, Ezhar Tamam2, Abdul-Lateef Abdullah1, Sarjit S. Gill3, Nobaya Ahmad1 and Turiman Suandi1
  • 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 Results: Analysis found that there are still several outdated issues that need to be resolved especially related to the weakness of the youth organizations in Malaysia, whereby this not reflect the acknowledgement of MBM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.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 7, 2012, 974-978


Submitted On: 5 March 2012 Published On: 26 April 2012

How to Cite: Dahalan, D., Abdullah, H., Hamzah, A., Ismail, I. A., Tamam, E., Abdullah, A., Gill, S. S., Ahmad, N. & Suandi, T. (2012). Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) and its Relevance to Youth Development. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(7), 974-978.

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  • Malaysia Youth Council (MBM)
  • championing youth
  • youth development
  • relevancy of MBM
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)