Another day, another suggestion to revive PLKN! This time Sungai Petani MP Johari Abdul has proposed for the government to introduce a mandatory two-year national service programme.
The programme will involve all Malaysian students that have completed Form 5. According to the MP, the programme would help build national unity.
Watch the video here.
Sungai Petani MP Johari Abdul has proposed for the government to introduce a mandatory two-year national service programme for students after they have completed Form 5.— BFM News (@NewsBFM) November 10, 2021
He told the Dewan Rakyat, the programme would help build national unity. pic.twitter.com/kv3MNvpnVi
Plus the sad cases of PLKN cadets who lost their lives when they fell sick, from subsequent proper follow-up treatment that was not swift enough ..— Boo Soon Yew (@BooSoonYew67) November 10, 2021
Most of the netizens on Twitter don't see eye to eye with the MP, unfortunately.
You do not build unity by implementing PLKN; You do it by showing unity at the top level. If citizens are classified by anak kandung and anak tiri, would there ever be unity? https://t.co/cZekejokRP— Eugene Tham (@tctham) November 11, 2021
That includes PLKN alumni who've already been there, done that!
Ex PLKN trainee here. Let me chime in real quick.— Zakwan Khidzir (@zakwan_khidzir) November 10, 2021
Hell no! https://t.co/cg1j0R2fHg
PLKN alumna here. What unity? Hahahahahahahahahaa https://t.co/GNRXoFdHc4— sarah is tired (@raraleong) November 11, 2021
Some brought up much feasible suggestions!
Instead of making another PLKN, why dont gov offer short Skim Latihan with allowance?— whtever (@thepatyouknow) November 11, 2021
Students after SPM will fill the time with part-time jobs. Hence, they’ll gain some working experience and earn money bfore going for tertiary edu.
Takkan nak kawad kaki je keje. Hadoi https://t.co/vjmK1SUdP7
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