5/06/2009

R.AGE: What D'Ya Say?

This is an interesting piece from today's StarTwo: these questions are asked by local personalities to know the mindset of today's youth, especially Malaysian.

Here's what I'd ask you folks to do:
1. Get a piece of paper & a pencil/pen
2. Write down your answers to each question
3. Reflect on your answers.
4. Pick your favorite 5 questions.

Here are the questions:

1. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin; Deputy Prime Minister: How would you like to see Malaysia in the future?

2. Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat; Transport Minister & MCA President: What do you understand by "youth empowerment"?

3. Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek; Youth & Sports Minister: What can you contribute to the country in this time of economic crisis?

4. Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil; Women, Family & Community Development Minister: Are you ready for gender equality?

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?

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?

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?

12. Zainal Abidin; singer: What is the definition of an artiste?

13. Lee Khai Loon; Secretariat Member of Youth for Change (Y4C): What will make politics more interesting for you?

14. Anita Sarawak; entertainer: How important is national pride to you?

15. Dr. Irene Fernandez; Tenaganita Director: If you were elected into power, what 3 immediate changes will you make?

16. Datuk Misbun Sidek; national badminton coach: What does it take to be a champion?

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?

19. Dr Adeeba Kamaruzzaman, Malaysian AIDS Council President: If there's one thing you would change about school, what would it be?

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?

21. J. Anu; artist: What are you reading?

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?

25. Zang Toi; Fashion designer: What fresh new ideas do the young generation have to help solve global economy crisis & world peace?

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?

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?

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?

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?

34. Patrick Teoh; actor: Why are so many young Malaysians apparently so apolitical?

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?

36. Yasmin Ahmad; film director: What is the best thing about being in a multi-racial country?

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?

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?

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?

42. Ujang; cartoonist: Apakah yang anda fahami tentang pentingnya mencintai sungai & alam semulajadi?

43. Azean Irdawaty; actress: What does being grateful to your country mean to you?

44. Datuk Faridah Merican; Executive Producer KLPAC: What is the most important thing about being a young Malaysian?

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?

Now THAT was a LOT to type! 

Remember the 4 instructions earlier in this article? Get on with it! I'll post my answer in a while, need to rest my fingers after typing all that! You can also email your answers to alltherage@thestar.com.my :)

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