28 Jun '18, 7am

Malaysia to review national service programme

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will review its national service programme, which was compulsory for randomly selected batches of 18-year-old Malaysians before it was reintroduced in 2016 as a voluntary programme. In an interview with Channel NewsAsia, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said he will hold a meeting on the matter on Thursday (Jun 28), and a review of the entire national service programme will be raised in the Cabinet. Advertisement Malaysia's Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu. "Maybe we will change our curriculum ... we want young people to attend, we want all races," he said. "It's very important because we want to keep the young generation involved nationally, (so) they love this country. They have to have very high civic behaviour so maybe through national service we can introduce that. "As we call in the modern language, to indoctrinate them to become the good citizens," ...

Full article: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/malaysia-review...

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