KUALA LUMPUR – The word, ‘disappointment’, is non-existent in the Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth movement’s dictionary, says deputy chairman Khairul Azwan Harun.
“We (BN Youth) always support aspirations to defend BN and are confident of winning for the party,” he said in response to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s reminder that those not selected as candidates for the 14th General Election should not be disappointed.
Speaking to reporters after the launch of the 38th edition of the BN 2018 Youth Expo by Ahmad Zahid at the Putra World Trade Centre today, Khairul Azwan also sought the leadership’s consideration to field more candidates from Youth and Puteri movements in both parliamentary and state constituencies.
“That’s our aspiration, and as long as the names of the candidates have yet to be announced, Khairy Jamaluddin (Youth and Sports Minister and BN Youth chief) and I will continue promoting suitable candidates from the youth movement to be fielded,” he said.
On allegations that the Youth Expo was a BN political gimmick to attract votes, Khairul Azwan said the programme had been organised since 2011, and was then known as BN Youth Career Carnival before being renamed BN Youth Expo in 2013.
At the event today, the National Silat Federation of Malaysia (Pesaka) and the Youth and Sports Ministry exchanged documents to provide skills training opportunities to 1.5 million Pesaka members through Technical, Vocational Education and Training.
The two-day BN 2018 Youth Expo, where over 50,000 job opportunities are offered by 200 participating exhibitors, focuses on four segments, namely, career, affordable housing, skills training and entrepreneurship funding.
Khairul Azwan said the 39th edition of the expo would be held in Bagan Datuk, Perak on April 21 where over 10,000 career opportunities would be offered to the young people in the state. – BERNAMA