IPOH – The Perak Youth Legislative Assembly will hold its first sitting on March 5 and 6, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.
He said the sitting would involve 60 youths selected from among non-governmental organisations, students of institutions of higher learning, other students and the disabled groups.
“Perak is the first state to have the Youth Legislative Assembly sitting and they would be given an allowance of RM100 per day during the sitting.
“The youths involved do not represent the state constituencies and the concept does not have opposition or government members, in fact, the sitting will be more of a debate on proposals concerning youth development,” he said at a media conference after launching the Judicial Council of Perak Amanjaya’s Youth Leaders (MP2MPA), here today.
Also present were the State Secretary, Datuk Seri Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan and the chairman of the State Committee on Human Resources, Youth and Sports Datuk Shahrul Zaman Yahya.
Zambry said the state government had appointed Temengor State Assemblyman Salbiah Mohamed as the Speaker of the Youth State Assembly, thus making her the first woman to hold the post.
Earlier in his speech, Shahrul Zaman said more than 150 youths had been named by government agencies, State Youth Council, District Youth Council, Single Youth Association, State Sports Association and identified youths.
“Of this number, 60 people were selected after undergoing a screening process and interviews by a panel comprising academicians and professionals,” he said. – BERNAMA