KUALA LUMPUR — July 10, 2019: The federal government will study the impact of Johor’s decision to retain the youth age cap of 40 years, despite the Dewan Rakyat adopting a bill to lower it to 30.
Johor Youth, Sports, Entrepreneurship Development and Cooperatives Committee chairman Sheikh Umar Bagharib Ali yesterday disclosed the state’s decision.
The Dewan Rakyat had on July 3 passed the Youth Societies and Youth Development (Amendment) Bill which, among others, lowers the age cap.
“We want to look into the impact of the (state government’s) action and why it has done so. We do not know the details of the action of the Johor government,” remarked Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at the Parliament lobby today. — Bernama