5,000 youths sign for peace

The Star – Monday December 17, 2007
IPOH: Over 5,000 Malaysians have voiced their rejection of street demonstrations in a nationwide signature campaign led by the Malaysian Youth Council and Barisan Nasional Youth.

Council president Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said the campaign was gaining momentum since its launch in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
”We will get mobilised down to the villages and schools,” he said at a sports festival at the state Youth and Sports Department here yesterday.
“We are not only against Hindraf (Hindu Rights Action Force). We are rejecting all street demonstrations,” he said.
Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali, who was also present, received a copy of the signatures.
Tajol Rosli thanked the council for choosing Perak to hold its first Malaysian Youth Sports and Culture Festival.
The event brought together 40 youth organisations and groups from all religions and ethnic groups, including the Malaysian Red Crescent Society and boy scouts and girl guides. Tajol Rosli said he hoped sports teams would represent a mix of races.
“This will encourage integration and unity among youths,” he said.