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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Meet Our Participants: Despereaux

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Team Members:
  • Johann Oh (HELP University College)
  • Ezreena Yahya (KBU International College)
  • Loh Kai Tyng (Methodist College Kuala Lumpur)
  • Ong Kar Jin (International School of Kuala Lumpur)
Why do you wish to join MPPC 2011?
Firstly, by joining this competition we hope to enrich our education. The issues being addressed by the policymakers are often complex, controversial, and of great consequence. We believe that our participation in this competition will enable us to address these issues within a safe, simulated environment where suboptimal recommendations will not harm anyone.
As intelligent, politically conscious Malaysians who have a vested interest in the future well-being of this country, a more complete understanding of the inner workings of policymaking will be invaluable. Secondly, we are drawn to this competition by the prospect of introducing our ideas to national discourse, thereby enriching all Malaysians. We bring to the table a basic understanding of international relations, economics, philosophy in ethics, constitutional law, environmental concerns, political theory, applied technology, psychology, human rights and domestic political dynamics, among others. This comprehensive range of interests is tempered by optimism, a global outlook and a willingness to examine our own opinions critically. We also take into consideration that the realities of Malaysian politics may permit only intermediate solutions. We believe our policy recommendations will be noteworthy because of the breadth and depth of our convergent and complementary interests. Nonetheless, our ideas must ultimately stand on their own merits. Finally, we hope to inspire our peers and rid our generation of its apathy. Though we are the future leaders of Malaysia, the general feeling is that Malaysians our age lack the ability to meaningfully influence the nation’s destiny. Apathy among young Malaysians stems from the twin roots of ignorance and disillusionment with the political process. Our participation in this competition will combat both of these causes, as not only will we be examples of young Malaysians speaking out and being heard, but our message will be one that young Malaysians can understand, relate to and support.


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