Malaysian Youth Parliament 

The Malaysian Youth Parliament is a youth program and simulation of the parliamentary proceedings of the Parliament of Malaysia for youth aged between 18 and 30. The Youth Parliament gives young people an insight into the workings of the Parliament of Malaysia and raises their awareness of the working of government. There is a quota of members allocated for every state according to the youth populations, using the scale of: 1 member to 100,000 youth population. The delegations are then spread out in different committees, each committee with a particular topic. There are nine committees altogether namely, the Socio-Economics; International and Diplomatic Relations; Security, Law and Integrity; Education and Careers; as well as Culture, Sports, Patriotism and Integration. There are also, Infrastructure, Development and Environment; Community Development and Health; Technology and Innovation; as well as Human Capital. Any successful resolutions are then forwarded to the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Cabinet of Malaysia and Parliament of Malaysia. There is then a question and answer session with the relevant Ministers and Deputy Ministers, within the Youth Parliament.   As a model Parliament for young people, the Youth Parliament of Malaysia is patterned after the Dewan Rakyat although its membership is smaller than that of the Dewan Rakyat. Wherever possible, the Youth Parliament of Malaysia follows the rules of procedures and conduct of business as close to the Dewan Rakyat as practical. However, practices from other Parliaments are also adopted to expose Malaysian Youth to comparative parliamentary practices.