1. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin; Deputy Prime Minister: How would you like to see Malaysia in the future?
Liberal & developed
2. Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat; Transport Minister & MCA President: What do you understand by "youth empowerment"?
Youths taking control of their lives & recognizing their abilities to contribute even as youths.
3. Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek; Youth & Sports Minister: What can you contribute to the country in this time of economic crisis?
Support local SMEs & cut down on excessive spending. Now's not the time to be materialistic.
4. Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil; Women, Family & Community Development Minister: Are you ready for gender equality?
I was waiting for the rest of you to catch up.
5. Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes; CEO Air Asia: What will it take for you as a youth to think "Malaysian" first & "Chinese/Indian/Malay" second?
When racial discrimination is completely eliminated from Malaysia.
6. Khairy Jamaludin; UMNO Youth Chief: When you look in the mirror, do you see a member of an ethnic group (Chinese/Indian/Malay etc) or do you see a Malaysian?
I see a Chinese.
7. CW Kee; Cartoonist - Kee's World: What drives you crazy?
8. Anas Zubedy; MD Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd: What do you think about yourself?
9. Jit Murad; Playwright & actor: What things about us seem unfair to you?
10. Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir; writer/activist: What do you really think of your parents? (no need to be politically correct & say only nice things)
11. Shebby Singh; football commentator/pundit: There are many things that can motivate us, but that is different from what our own motivation is. What is your motivation, & why?
Pursuit of happiness; you only need happiness.
12. Zainal Abidin; singer: What is the definition of an artiste?
An individual who shares his/her talents.
13. Lee Khai Loon; Secretariat Member of Youth for Change (Y4C): What will make politics more interesting for you?
A developed maturity.
14. Anita Sarawak; entertainer: How important is national pride to you?
As important as my identity.
15. Dr. Irene Fernandez; Tenaganita Director: If you were elected into power, what 3 immediate changes will you make?
- eliminate racial discrimination.
- help the needy & reduce poverty
- develop the nation's economy
16. Datuk Misbun Sidek; national badminton coach: What does it take to be a champion?
Skill, determination, discipline & helluva lot of guts.
17. Datuk Dr Jemilah Mahmoo; MERCY Malaysia President: How important is it to you to put aside time for voluntary work in the community, whether locally or globally?
18. Lim Guan Eng; Penang CM: If you were the Penang CM, what is the 1 policy action you would take to the people?
Create an ais kacang center.
19. Dr Adeeba Kamaruzzaman, Malaysian AIDS Council President: If there's one thing you would change about school, what would it be?
Make it more interactive.
20. Youssouf Oomar; UNICEF Rep to Malaysia & Special Rep to Brunei: How do you perceive your role & responsibility as a citizen of Malaysia & the world?
Bring the ideals of Malaysia to the world's eye.
21. J. Anu; artist: What are you reading?
OilField Technology magazine.
22. Datuk Yasmin Yusuff; Artiste: Do you believe only the young can speak to the young?
23. JJ; Hitz FM Radio Announcer: We had games like Chopping, Kunda Kundi, Catching, Five Stone, Galah Panjang, Police & Thief, & many more. What games bring you out of the house?
24. Michael Wong (Guang Liang); singer-songwriter: How will your lives be different if music ceased to exist?
It would be meaningless.
25. Zang Toi; Fashion designer: What fresh new ideas do the young generation have to help solve global economy crisis & world peace?
Liberalize ALL sectors of economy. Cut the discrimination ****.
26. Francesca Peters; Singer: Is there more to you than money, money, money, the rat race, finding a rich partner & "scoring"?
27. Jo Kukathas; Theatre actor & director: When you close your eyes & see yourself, what do you dream you are & what do you dream you can become?
I dream I am a potential. I dream I become a power.
28. Datuk Zaid Ibrahim; Forrmer De Factor Law Minister: Do you care who your leaders are?
29. Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan; Immediate past president of the Malaysian Bar: Do you feel disconnected from the politics of Malaysia & in this regard how much do you value your right to vote?
Yes I feel disconnected & this makes me value my right to vote more.
30. Khalid Samad; Shah Alam MP: What are the characteristics of good governance & what is your role in ensuring that these characteristics are truly embodied by the government of the day?
Good governance: wise, open-minded, liberal & brings peace, stability & transparency. My role is to vote that governance into power.
31. Camelia; singer: What do you think is a good age for a young person to leave home?
32. Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing; President Limkokwing University of Creative Technology: Do you feel that creativity (or freedom to express oneself creatively) is sufficiently encouraged in this country?
33. Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria; Principal Research Fellow, Institute of Ethnic Studies, UKM:If, as a young person, you are able to lead this nation, how will you seek to build a Malaysia where there is greater consciousness of being Malaysians first?
See answer to question 25.
34. Patrick Teoh; actor: Why are so many young Malaysians apparently so apolitical?
Why is the political scene so immature?
35. Winnie Loo; hairstylist: You all are so blessed with everything laid at your table whether it is technology, transportation & even communication, but what do you see yourself 10 yrs from now? Can the world be a better place with your new generation knowledge?
Sure, 10 yrs from now we should be smart enough to develop environmentally-friendly gadgets.
36. Yasmin Ahmad; film director: What is the best thing about being in a multi-racial country?
The richest culture at your feet.
37. Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim; Historian: Do you think lecturers in a university should learn to be more effective teachers?
38. Jeff Ooi; Jelutong MP: How would you like to see Malaysia become in 10 yrs' time?
See answer to question 1.
39. Hishamuddin Rais; writer: Should the young know who is Tun Sri Lanang, A. Samad Ismail, Usman Awang, Victor Hugo, Tagore, Lu Xun or Tolstoy?
Since I'm not familiar with these names, then yes.
40. Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam; Transparency International Malaysia President: Do you feel you have got a good deal as a Malaysian citizen?
41. Aznil Hj Nawawi; TV personality: How can we become a developed nation without sacrificing our local & traditional values?
Never forget our roots.
42. Ujang; cartoonist: Apakah yang anda fahami tentang pentingnya mencintai sungai & alam semulajadi?
Sungai membawa nada alam semula jadi. Memelihara sungai & alam semulajadi melindungi warisan negara & dunia.
43. Azean Irdawaty; actress: What does being grateful to your country mean to you?
Being proud to serve the nation.
44. Datuk Faridah Merican; Executive Producer KLPAC: What is the most important thing about being a young Malaysian?
Being able to see the truth & learn from it to know the right path to take for the nation's future.
45. Eddin Khoo; writer & traditional arts activist: What do you think you are all about, really?
46. Marina Chin; BJSS Principal: The youths of today will have the most impact on making the vision of "One Malaysia" a reality. How are you as a young Malaysian today going to make this dream a reality?
See answer to question 15.
There! Done! I'll be emailing the answers over soon.
My favorite 5 questions:
1. Question 2. Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat; Transport Minister & MCA President: What do you understand by "youth empowerment"?
2. Question 11. Shebby Singh; football commentator/pundit: There are many things that can motivate us, but that is different from what our own motivation is. What is your motivation, & why?
3. Question 20. Youssouf Oomar; UNICEF Rep to Malaysia & Special Rep to Brunei: How do you perceive your role & responsibility as a citizen of Malaysia & the world?
4. Question Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan; Immediate past president of the Malaysian Bar: Do you feel disconnected from the politics of Malaysia & in this regard how much do you value your right to vote?
5. Question Eddin Khoo; writer & traditional arts activist: What do you think you are all about, really?
What d'ya say? Post your answers either here or at the question article :)