THURSDAY, 23 OCTOBER – The Malaysian Muslim Youth Leadership Congress (MUKIM) 2014 received good response from among youths, especially Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) undergrads.
The event jointly organised by UMS and World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) Malaysia and the State Mufti Department Sabah was officiated by the Minister of Youth and Sports Sabah, Datuk Haji Tawfiq Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Abu Bakar Titingan at the Auditorium, Centre for Postgraduate Studies UMS.
In his keynote address entitled 'Building Sabah Muslim Youths’ Personality', he explained that the youth development activity was a collective responsibility of all Muslims from various government and private sectors including the community.
“Youth development in various dimension should be encouraged through exposure in proper channels such as knowledge-sharing and continued training programmes such as this,” he said.
Meanwhile, a participant from Pusat Giat Mara, Putatan Mohd. Afindi Johari when met by Chancellery Media said that he was overjoyed in joining the congress which successfully gather youths from around Kota Kinabalu.
“I gained lots of knowledge especially those related to self-empowerment towards knowledgeable youths and be more competitive,” he said.
With the theme, ‘Memperkukuh Kefahaman Islam Sebagai Ad-Deen’, the congress was organised for the second time in Sabah and was attended by the Mufti of Sabah, Sahibus Samahah Datuk Hj. Bungsu Jaafar who also presented a special keynote address, a presentation of congress paper by the Chief Executive Officer of WAMY, Ustaz Shahrin Awaludin as well as the Head of the Mosque and Islamic Affairs Unit (UHEIM) UMS, Dr. Muhammad Suhaimi Taat were also done.
More than 300 participants including members from the Malaysian Muslim Youth Movement (ABIM) and Sabah Graduates Association (PSS) attended the congress. – SM (fl)
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