Saturday, March 13, 2010

BN Youth plans 1 Malaysia rally

Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth will be organising the 1 Malaysia Rally to enable the younger generation to understand deeper the 1 Malaysia concept.

Its chairman Khairy Jamaluddin, who is also Umno Youth head, said the programme would be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on April 17 at Stadium Negara.

The launching is expected to be attended by about 10,000 people including party members, representatives of non-governmental organisations, professionals and youths.

“Through this programme, BN Youth hopes to use a political approach which can be said to be a middle path that will be acceptable to the younger generation regardless of their race, religion and background,” he said after chairing a BN Youth meeting at Wisma MCA, here, today.

He said at the 1 Malaysia Rally launch, the 1 Malaysia nationwide road show would also be launched to further promote the 1 Malaysia concept.

On the government’s proposal to implement the goods and services tax (GST), Khairy said BN Youth was prepared to help explain it.

“We suggest that the Information Communication and Culture Ministry carry out a public awareness campaign for the GST to be easily understood.”

He was commenting on the statement by Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah today that the tabling of the GST Bill for second reading in the Dewan Rakyat next week would be postponed as the government needed more time to gather public feedback on the matter. — Bernama

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