Law student speaks up at Parlimen Digital

Simraatraj Kaur Dhillon is part of youth-led virtual parliamentary sitting happening today (4 July) and tomorrow. The avid Malaysian debater tells Asia Samachar what made her join

Simraatraj Kaur Dhillon
By Simraatraj Kaur Dhillon | MALAYSIA |

I’m part of the Parlimen Digital initiative geared towards promotion of youth power in discussing pertinent issues regarding Malaysia’s development in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

I was blessed enough to be chosen from amongst 6,000 applicants as one of the 222 members of parliament. I represent the P064 Ipoh Timur parliamentary constituency.

In the application process, we were required to answer tough questions about Malaysia’s next step forward in battling the repercussions of the novel coronavirus global pandemic.

After being selected, we were asked to write a script in support or opposing two motions to be discussed at the seating. They were:

1. Dewan ini percaya bahawa perlu adanya pelan rangsangan ekonomi khusus untuk golongan belia.

2. Dewan ini percaya bahawa sistem pendidikan negara memerlukan pelan kesiapsagaan untuk krisis Covid-19.

Based on the scripts submitted, 50 members were selected to debate the motions during the online seating. I was fortunate enough to be selected to debate the economics motion. Initially, I found it to be a challenge to curate an entire speech in Bahasa Malaysia but I pulled through.

Overall, it has been an incredible experience. I had a chance to meet  inspiring individuals with unbounded dedication to bring change for a better Malaysia.

Why I joined? I want my voice heard. It is important as we are the future of this country. We need to take initiatives for a better Malaysia. We must believe that we can collectively make this country reach unimaginable heights.

Catch Simraatraj making presentation (forward to 1:50:30) at the Facebook link here.


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    Manjit Kaur: Excellent and well done Simraatraj Kaur…you make us, the Sikhs in this country very proud and me and daddy as your parents..may waheguru bless you always. Thank you Asia Samachar for the support and recognition.

    Jasbir Kaur Hullon: Congrats and well done Simraatraj Kaur n also the proud parents

    Amir Jit Nijhar: Congratulations and well done Samraatraj Kaur ….May Wahaiguru bless you always

    Surinder Gs Randhawa: Congrats girl! I am happy that you youngsters are doing something to make your voice heard! Way to go. May Waheguru s blessings be with you

    Harbin Kour: Well done simraatraj. So pround of u dear💞

    Bhajee Jo: Congratulations Simraatraj…. So proud of you…