Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman, 25, broke a new record in the legacy of a young leadership and created history when appointed as the youngest minister in Malaysia, reflecting the idea of the New Malaysia – Pakatan Harapan (PH).
The Member of Parliament of Muar was sworn in as the 18th Youth and Sports Minister today. He is a law graduate from the International Islamic University and recently turned down a second offer from Oxford University to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Policy.
Staying the focus on leading the ministry, Syed said various policies and plans for youths will be lifted, as well as being the direction of Malaysia to ensure young people are the key players in the nation’s development agenda.
He said the government always believed that the fate and future of the youth should be determined by themselves, thus witnessing enough space and opportunity to prove the ability of the people to drive the direction of the country. (Berita Harian)
Syed’s predecessor Khairy Jamaluddin was the country’s youngest minister when he was appointed to the Cabinet aged 37 in 2013.