I have been to various ceremahs, walkabouts and Press Conferences. Ceramahs have their their rightful place during campaigns, Press Conference deal with day to day campaign programs or to refute opponents’ allegations and walkabouts are meet the people session. Except for ceremahs, the youths are at work. Ceremah time always conflict with the youths evening programs that revolve around dinner or just hanging out with their peers.
BUT NONE OF THESE ARE TARGETED AT THE YOUNG. AS SUCH WE MAY PAY DEARLY FOR THIS NEGLECT. YOUTHS HAVE THEIR INTERESTS AND WE TAKE FOR GRANTED THAT THAT THEY ARE APOLITICAL AND WONT MATTER IN THIS EQUATION, BESIDES ENCOURAGING THEM TO COME BACK TO HOME-BASE TO VOTE.
DANG! IF ONLY SOMEONE THOUGHT ABOUT AN F.O.C ROCK CONCERT JUST FOR SIBU YOUTHS TONIGHT, WE MIGHT GET A GOOD TURNOUT OF YOUNG VOTERS TOMORROW MORNING.
ARE WE MISSING OUT SOMETHING OF GREAT IMPORT?
As I write this at the DAP Centre, in walks two youth.
MP Tony Pua (PJ Utara, MP Teo Nie Ching (MP Serdang) Lau Wee Ming, Rapel Son, MP Lim Chin Tong (Bukit Bendera.
They flew in this morning from Kuching to volunteer in this last lap of the campaign. Lau Wee Ming and his Iban friend Rapel Son could not get leave to come earlier. No, they had no sponsors for their flight from Kuching.