Malaysian Studies Assignment

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INSTITUT SINARAN DIPLOMA IN COMMERCE MPW1133 - MALAYSIAN STUDIES NATIONAL SERVICE IN MALAYSIA Student Name : Chong Ya Ting (13DM243) Chin Yee Shing (13DM245) Bryan Chin Tzen Kenn(13DM250) Tong Ket Fung (13DM252) Lecturer’s Name : Mr Lai Kok Phin Due Date 10 th March 2015 1
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The National Service Training Programme, or Program Latihan Khidmat Negara (PLKN) is Malaysia’s national service program. The target group for this programme is 18-years-old youths. The National Service Training Programme is three-month programme which started in December 2003. It is estimated that a total of 450,000 teenagers fall in this category and expect to participate in National Service Training Programme. However, due to the inadequacy and insufficiency of the infrastructure, as a start only 84,000 teenagers will be selected to participate in this programme. This National Service Training Programme encourages friendship between youths of certain ages from different races and ethnic groups. In addition, this programme is also address concerns that the country’s various groups were becoming increasingly isolated from one another. This program halts for one year in year 2015 due to lack of government funds. [NST15] The National Service Training Programme was first proposed in late 2002, came to committee the following year and was finally implemented in 2004. Initial proposals envisaged drafting all youths of a certain age, but later lack of resources led to restricting the numbers of the intake. The programme was planned around a two-year program, but was reduced later to a year, then to six months, and then to its present three-month length. Conscription has long been a sensitive political issue in Malaysia because of the ethnic divisions of the country. Proponents of National Service promoted bonding the youth of Malaysia together and creating a Malaysian nation, as the problem of racial polarization was found to pervade educational institutions in Malaysia. [NST15] The conscripts are 18 years old and picked from a national database that includes all citizens registered with a Malaysia ID card, whether born locally or overseas. Conscripts were informed of their participation in the programme by mail at the address listed on their identification card. Also, the conscripts can check their status on the programme’s website, or by SMS. The list of conscripts name and ID numbers will be published in major newspapers. Deserters and draft dodgers are subject to punishment of a fine of up to but not exceeding RM3000, and/or up to six months of jail. Deferrals to a later date are allowed. However, non selected civilians are also allowed to volunteer to enter the program after filling out certain forms in camps. [NST15] Vission: “ To become a premier organization in nurturing a Malaysian Nation 2
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Mission: “ To ensure National Service Training Programme is implemented efficiently and effectively Why should have National Service Training Programme?
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  • Spring '12
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  • Conscription, national service, NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING, Malaysian National Service, National Service Training Programme

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