Published on: Monday, January 21, 2013
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the Government provided facilities, infrastructure and training opportunities to youths for it was aware of their role in nation-building.
"What is important, youths must work diligently to achieve success," he told about 5,000 youths at a tea reception, here, Sunday.
Musa said the government had never practised favouritism in distributing aid to youths, but what was important they must work hard and be ready to seize the opportunities provided.
"Young people can select skill courses based on their interest.
The government will continue to help those who are willing to equip themselves with skills by easing their burden, including providing the 1Malaysia Book Voucher," he added.
"The Barisan Nasional government is attentive to the needs of the youth.
We will listen to your problems and resolve your issues, we are with you," he said.
The event was held at the Libaran Multi Purpose Hall in Sungai Kayu.
Organised by Umno Libaran Youth wing, Musa said allocations from the Federal Government are greatly appreciated as they are channeled to assist in development and various groups, including schoolchildren.
He said it showed the commitment of the Government to help lessen the burden of parents as far as financing their children's schooling and indirectly develop the education sector.
"On behalf of the State Government I would like to record appreciation and thanks to the Prime Minister for coming out with all kinds of assistance needed by the people including the presentation of the early schooling aid," he said.
Speaking to the media he said the policies introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak benefited the people.
He also expressed appreciation to the contribution of the Education Ministry and its personnel as well as educationists.
State Education Deputy Director, Hajah Maimunah Haji Suhaibul said 466,938 school children in Sabah would receive the RM100 early schooling aid that amounted to RM46,690,380.
At the event, Musa also presented mock cheques of the early schooling assistance to 24 district education officers in Sabah.