by Eve Sonary Heng. Posted on December 22, 2010, Wednesday
BINTULU: Sarawak National Youth Organisation (Saberkas) has decided to set up 71 branches based on the total of State Legislative Assembly (DUN) areas in the state.
|OFFICIAL LAUNCHING: Abang Johari (centre) together with secretary general Datuk Aidan Wing (third left), his deputy Datuk Paul Teo (third right) and others cut the cake at the launching ceremony.|
President Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said currently, Saberkas has 31 branches based on the number of districts throughout the state.
“This is one of our efforts to improve our role in developing our youths,” he said at the ‘1Malaysia Night’ held by Saberkas Bintulu Division on Monday. He added that they had also decided to balance the composition of its members between the young and veterans. He said those who were above 45 years old would train the younger ones in management matters.
“In order to make sure Saberkas remains strong and successful, capable leaders are still needed,” he said.
Abang Johari, who is also the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, said that age 45 was a suitable age gap between youths and veterans in the context of Saberkas.
“At the moment, the average life span of Malaysians is 70 years old,” he said.
Saberkas is a unique organisation made up of various races and therefore, is a good example for 1Malaysia foundation. He said although the members came from various races, their goal remain the same, which is to work closely to help develop the state.