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Forum with YB Syed Saddiq on Mental Health Issues

On Friday, 17 May 2019, YB Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, the Minister of Youth and Sports; organized a forum on mental health issues among youth entitled “Are You Okay?” at Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS) Cafeteria (Econs Cafe). The forum started at 6:00 pm and ended by iftar time. Besides the Minister, there were two other panelists: Dr. Hazli Zakaria, President of the Malaysian Psychiatrist Association; and Dr. Nurashikin Ibrahim, Public Health Physician and Sector Head of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Violence Injury Prevention. Arinah Najwa Ahmad Said of the Ministry of Youth and Sports moderated the forum session which lasted for about 40 minutes and followed by a question and answer session.

After the forum, YB Syed Saddiq and all panelists joined IIUM community for iftar at KENMS Cafeteria. KENMS co-hosts daily iftar for IIUM community this Ramadhan since the final exam period falls in this fasting month, where about 500 meals are served. We estimated around 600 people joined the iftar after the “Are You Okay?” forum.

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