IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(5): 336-340 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.668

Youth Knowledge on the Law of Youth Development in Malaysia

Asmah Laili Yeon, Siti Alida John Abdullah, Rozita Arshad, Zainal Amin Ayub, Alias Azhar, and Safiah Suhaimi
Abstract—This paper examines youth knowledge on the law of youth development in Malaysia. Knowing the law is an added value to youth because they can assist the government in developing youth programmes and activities. This study is a socio-legal study. A survey has been conducted among youth in Malaysia to investigate their awareness on the law of youth development. 267 youths has responded to the survey. The findings show that about 70% of respondents agree that Malaysia has laws which protect the interest of youth. However, less than 50% of respondents have knowledge that about the Youth Societies and Youth Development Act 2007 which states main policies relating to youth development. The overall finding shows that less than 60% respondents are aware about youth policy. It is suggested that more promotion and activities be initiated to improve awareness concerning law and regulations among youth in Malaysia.

Index Terms—Knowledge, youth law, youth policy, awareness.

Asmah Laili Yeon, Zainal Amin Ayub, and Alias Azhar are with the School of Law, Universiti Utara, Malaysia (e-mail: asmah485@uum.edu.my, z.amin@uum.edu.my, az.alias@uum.edu.my, tuan_nurhafiza@yahoo.com).
Siti Alida John Abdullah, Rozita Arshad, and Safiah Suhaimi are with the School of Government, Universiti Utara, Malaysia (e-mail: alida@uum.edu.my, roz@uum.edu.my, fia_59@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Asmah Laili Yeon, Siti Alida John Abdullah, Rozita Arshad, Zainal Amin Ayub, Alias Azhar, and Safiah Suhaimi, " Youth Knowledge on the Law of Youth Development in Malaysia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 336-340, 2016.

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