No investments or jobs force Kelantan youth to flee state

Diyana Ibrahim

Ahmad Shahril Hafizi and Khairul Amar Nakhaie from Bachok, Kelantan, have to travel to Thailand in search of work as the state fails to create enough jobs to keep its youths there. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, March 13, 2019.

AFTER being turned down for numerous jobs in his hometown of Bachok, Kelantan, Ahmad Shahril Hafizi turned to neighbouring Thailand to make a living as a fire-and-snake performer.

The 23-year-old, who now takes the bus to Sg Padi in Thailand three times a week for his shows, said he applied for several local jobs in his hometown but was not successful.

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  • Serve you right! Padan muka!

    Posted 3 years ago by Chee yee ng

  • Nonsense, why these youths are jobless or there are no jobs is because the PAS administration simply fairs. For the past 30 years they have been managing the state and today, this is the result of poor administration and management skills by the PAS Government. They are a complete failure because the lack the aptitude and knowledge; not focused on socio economic development; lack financial management knowledge and skills. Their focus lies elsewhere... That is why the state has one of the highest debts.
    Dont blame it on not receiving oil royalty.. its like the Ali baba business... mine oil and gas from the states territorial waters and expect commission. Although the state maybe entitled to royalties but that is not the solution!! Irrespective of whether the state receives oil royalty or not, the state government must have the aptitude to be more proactive and creative in generating income. Why? Look at NS, Melaka, Perak.. look at Penang.. Penang literally has NO Debts. Are they depending on oil royalty to be successful? Obviously this shows the Kelantan state government lacks the knowledge and capacity to run the state.. because of this, the rakyat I f Kelantan suffer due to lack of jobs, under-development, etc.
    Dont blame the PH government. In fact and because of the generosity of the PH government the state will get a new lease in life after oil royalty is paid..
    Look into you own backyard, look at the so called unity partner, BN, which ruled the country for 60 years and tell the world how Kelantan developed and became where it is today!!

    Posted 3 years ago by Kampung Boy

  • MCMC must make sure facts and news of the outside world are able to penetrate into these secluded states. Educate the youths and make them well-informed and knowledgeable before their homes turn into Taliban states.

    Posted 3 years ago by Tanahair Ku

  • These are the people, astonishingly the young ones, ignore the corruption and look for generous hand-outs. What kind of religious education they received?

    Posted 3 years ago by Awang Bilis

  • This is a failure of our education policies. What are we doing about it besides mandating a change in shoe colours?

    Posted 3 years ago by Yoon Kok

  • Ahmad is a very simple minded youth blaming PH for their predicament! HaHaHa! Why didn't he ask the Kelantan Government why they failed to attract investment to Kelantan? Also most of them are so used to receiving dedak from Cash is King so much so they've become addicted to it.

    Posted 3 years ago by Jordan Lee

  • The brain of these Malay from Kelantan works in a very funny way....

    Posted 3 years ago by Jeffrey Ng