Tan Sri Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar adalah Presiden MAYC yang kelima.
Menurut Wikipedia yang kita baca beliau adalah :
“Tan Sri Syed Hamid bin Syed Jaafar Albar (born 15 January 1944), is a Malaysian politician and the former Malaysian Minister of Home Affairs. He is currently the chairman of the Land Public Transport Commission.
He is also a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), part of the ruling Barisan Nasional. He recently lost his bid for a Vice-President’s post in UMNO and was dropped as a minister in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s cabinet.
Syed Hamid was born in Kampung Melayu Air Hitam, Penang, Malaysia, to Tan Sri Syed Jaafar Albar who is also a Malaysian politician and a former cabinet minister. Syed Hamid’s father was of Hadhrami Arab descent, and migrated from Indonesia to Malaysia shortly before World War II.
He had his secondary education at Maxwell School before going to Methodist Boys’ School (Kuala Lumpur) for his Form Six education. For his tertiary education, he read law in the Inns of Court, London and was called to the Degree of an Utter Barrister by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple in 1970. As a student in London, he set up a club for Malaysian expatriates and students.
He is married to Puan Sri Sharifah Aziah binti Syed Zainal Abidin and they have 6 children.
Syed Hamid has been active in UMNO since his student days. Later, he became a member of UMNO Supreme Council in 1986. He enjoyed a brief stint of support as fellow Malaysians thought that as a well-travelled and Western-educated person, he would bring more political limelight to Malaysia and make the country shine in the international community.
Soon after winning an UMNO Supreme Council seat, he joined the Malaysian cabinet as a minister in the oil department and then as minister of law. In 1995, he was appointed as the Defense Minister and in 1999, he was appointed as the Foreign Minister. In March 2008, he was appointed as the Home Minister.
In April 2009, he was dropped as minister by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.”
Begitulah yang dapat kita baca dalam encyclopedia tersebut. Jelas sekali tidak ada sebarang catatan tentang penglibatan beliau dalam pergerakan belia MAYC.
Oleh yang demikian perlu dinyatakan disini bahwa dibawah kepimpinan Tan Sri Syed Hamid bilangan kelab gabungan MAYC agak merosot kerana banyak masa tertumpu kepada hal-hal yang bersangkutan dengan Wisma Belia yang hingga hari ini belum selesai.
Begitu juga dengan Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan MAYC yang telah tidak diadakan selama lima tahun berturut-turut sungguhpun mendapat desakan dari berbagai pihak terutama sekali dari mereka yang berumur kurang dari 40 tahun.
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