Khairy names 13 TN50 youth ambassadors


PUTRAJAYA: Thirteen youths who have made their mark in various fields have been appointed as the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) ambassadors today.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin introduced the 13 TN50 ambassadors including Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators vice-president Sarah Joan Mokhtar; Saora Industries founder and chief executive officer Ganesh Muren; Teach For Malaysia co-founder and managing director Dzameer Dzulkifli; and Hospitals Beyond Boundaries executive director Dr Lufti Fadil Lokman.

The others are lecturer and activist Dr Aizan Sofia Amin; MareCet research Organisation chairperson and co-founder Louisa S. Ponnampalam; Centre for Research, Advisory and Technology (Create) CEO Ng Yeen Seen; Malaysia Youth Council president Mua’mar Ghadafi Jamal; and Sports Warrior Global director Sharon Wee Ee Lin; Inspirasi Gemilang 4e chief officer Zhariff Afandi; Samudra Oil CEO Shahril Hamdan; BorderPass CEO Faisal Ariff; and Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive specialist Dr Farrah-Hani Imran.

Khairy said the 13 ambassadors have proven themselves in their respective fields as one who has adopted the thinking outside the box approach and acted beyond what was expected from them.

“They don’t wait for anyone to instruct them to do things. They take the initiative to move forward. In my eyes, they are the national icons of Malaysia whom other youths can emulate and learn from them.

“These 13 ambassadors have done their own transformation, which should inspire and become source of reference for others.

“It is not about what the government can do for you. It is about what we can do together for the country,” Khairy added.