Concurrent Session F: “The Y Factor: How Youth Are Impacting Business and Politics in Malaysia."
With a median age of less than 30,Malaysia has a young population with around 40% aged 24 years old or younger*. This young segment of the country is exerting influence in business and politics. In business, the voice of the Millenials and Gen-Z have influenced the workplace, products and services. Youth place more importance on work-life balance and on ESG aspects of business, demanding more accountability from the companies they work for and buy from. In politics, they are becoming a force to reckon with, especially once Undi-18 is passed in Parliament.
This session discusses the various ways the youth in Malaysia are making their voices heard, whether in business or politics. Also, whether government and business are interacting effectively with young Malaysians, and where the youth can be more empowered to make a positive difference to the nation.
*Knoema.com & Department of Statistics Malaysia