Malaysia has officially implemented a new voting age of 18 years. It is now important for our youth to be better prepared for the future by being politically literate. Therefore, in conjunction with the Malaysian Parliament’s 60th anniversary and Malaysiakini’s 20th anniversary and in partnership with the Ministry of Education, we are organising an event styled along the lines of a parliamentary debate which aims to give our youth the opportunity to voice out their opinions.

The objectives:

To give all attendees a chance to participate and express their opinions.

To encourage youths to think critically and discuss upcoming policies which will ultimately affect all young adults in Malaysia.

To encourage Malaysian youth to be politically-savvy.

Malaysia has implemented a new voting age of 18 years.

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It is now important for our youth to be better prepared for the future by being politically literate. Therefore, in conjunction with the Malaysian Parliament’s 60th anniversary and Malaysiakini’s 20th anniversary and in partnership with the Ministry of Education, we are organising an event styled along the lines of a parliamentary debate which aims to give our youth the opportunity to voice out their opinions.

The objectives:

To give all attendees a chance to participate and express their opinions.

To encourage youths to think critically and discuss upcoming policies which will ultimately affect all young adults in Malaysia.

To encourage Malaysian youth to be politically-savvy.

The debate motions:

Motion 1

Precariat Workers
in the Gig Economy

Malaysia must urgently overhaul her employment laws to protect and uphold the rights of all workers in the new gig-based economy. As we experience a new normal in the global economy, the global workforce is also experiencing a new normal as more individuals – especially the young – enter and become workers or freelancers in the gig economy. The rights of this emerging young class of workers must be protected be they cleaners, deliverers, e-hailing drivers or service providers engaged via digital platforms. (Go ‘For’ or ‘Against’)

7 September 2019 | Saturday
Parliament of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Motion 1

Precariat Workers in the Gig Economy

Malaysia must urgently overhaul her employment laws to protect and uphold the rights of all workers in the gig economy.
(Go ‘For’ or ‘Against’)

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Malaysia must urgently overhaul her employment laws to protect and uphold the rights of all workers in the new gig-based economy. As we experience a new normal in the global economy, the global workforce is also experiencing a new normal as more individuals – especially the young – enter and become workers or freelancers in the gig economy. The rights of this emerging young class of workers must be protected be they cleaners, deliverers, e-hailing drivers or service providers engaged via digital platforms.

7 September 2019 | Saturday
Parliament of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

20 September 2019 | Friday
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Johor

Motion 2

Climate Action

Malaysia must urgently enact a National Climate Change Act, hasten the setting up of a Climate Change Centre and formulate a National Adaptation Plan all as part of our climate action in facing the challenges of climate change. Beginning now, the nation’s planning and economic decisions must be viewed through a climate-change perspective and ee must act now to safeguard the future of our children and the nation. (Go ‘For’ or ‘Against’)

Motion 2

Climate Action

Malaysia must urgently enact a National Climate Change Act, hasten the setting up of a Climate Change Centre and formulate a National Adaptation Plan all as part of our climate action in facing the challenges of climate change. (Go ‘For’ or ‘Against’)

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Beginning now, the nation’s planning and economic decisions must be viewed through a climate-change perspective and ee must act now to safeguard the future of our children and the nation.

20 September 2019 | Friday
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Johor

Motion 3

Cybersecurity &
Data Privacy

Malaysia must adopt a comprehensive national cybersecurity policy and implement tougher cybersecurity laws to protect the nation from both internal and external cyber-attacks. This should include the protection of all Internet users’ personal data. Towards this, the Personal Data Protection Act must be amended to encompass current developments and to ensure more effective and efficient implementation. (Go ‘For’ or ‘Against’)

5 October 2019 | Saturday
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang

Motion 3

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Malaysia must adopt a comprehensive national cybersecurity policy and implement tougher cybersecurity laws to protect the nation from both internal and external cyber-attacks. (Go ‘For’ or ‘Against’)

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This should include the protection of all Internet users’ personal data. Towards this, the Personal Data Protection Act must be amended to encompass current developments and to ensure more effective and efficient implementation.

5 October 2019 | Saturday
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang

19 October 2019 | Saturday
Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Motion 4

Restoring the Position of Sabah and Sarawak

Sabah and Sarawak must be restored to their rightful positions within Malaysia in line with the 1963 Malaysia Agreement. The guaranteed rights of Sabahans and Sarawakians must be upheld based on the mutually-agreed special clauses within the MA63. The restoration of these rights will ensure and improve the prosperity and well-being of all Sabahans and Sarawakians.
(Go ‘For’ or ‘Against’)

Motion 4

Restoring the Position of Sabah and Sarawak

Sabah and Sarawak must be restored to their rightful positions within Malaysia in line with the 1963 Malaysia Agreement.
(Go ‘For’ or ‘Against’)

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The guaranteed rights of Sabahans and Sarawakians must be upheld based on the mutually-agreed special clauses within the MA63. The restoration of these rights will ensure and improve the prosperity and well-being of all Sabahans and Sarawakians.

19 October 2019 | Saturday
Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Speak up and be heard!

Speak up and be heard!

The voices of our youth need to be heard. Let us all support ‘Parliamentary Debathon 2019’. Join as a participant, be a member of the audience or partner with us to make this event a successful one!

Seating Arrangements

Event Rundown

7.30pm Registration
8.15pm Opening Ceremony & Pre-Voting
8.30pm Briefing by Moderator/Speaker
8.40pm A1 & Cross Debate (Fact-Voting)
8.50pm B1 & Cross Debate (Fact-Voting)
9.00pm A2 & Cross Debate (Fact-Voting)
9.10pm B2 & Cross Debate (Fact-Voting)
9.20pm A3 & Cross Debate (Fact-Voting)
9.30pm B3 & Cross Debate (Fact-Voting)
9.40pm Q&A Session & Post-Voting
  Best Debater Voting
10.30pm Closing Ceremony

CONTACT US AT:
[email protected]
[email protected]

For debater & participant inquiries:
Tel: +6018-391 4667 (Michelle)

For sponsorship inquiries:
+6019-665 2392 (Ting Ting)
+6017-619 0307 (Syera)

CONTACT US AT:
[email protected]
[email protected]

For debater & participant inquiries:
Tel: +6018-391 4667 (Michelle)

For sponsorship inquiries:
+6019-665 2392 (Ting Ting)
+6017-619 0307 (Syera)