MALAYSIAN YOUNG GRADUATES ASSOCIATION (GRADUAN)
GRADUAN is a youth-based organization, which has a goal in building a better Malaysia and the only way to achieve this is to influence the next generation and foster a younger generation who are knowledgeable, competent and energetic.
The Malaysian Young Graduates Association (GRADUAN) is a registered non-government organization (NGO) with the Registrar of Society, Home Ministry of Malaysia on 15th May 2000 and also a member of the Eight-Major Chinese Based Organizations (EMCO).
GRADUAN former background was known as Patriotic Graduates Volunteers. Before the period of millennium, financial turmoil and political turbulence in Malaysia had a profound impact on the thinking of the youths during that period of time.
Realising that racial and religious extremism have gradually eroded Malaysian society and system of organisation, a group of aspiring young graduates stepped forward with a strong desire to change the widespread political apathy amongst the youths in Malaysia as well as bringing out their thoughts and ideas. It was aimed to catalyst active participation among young graduates in the process of democracy and change the fate of the nation by influencing the society with knowledge and concrete actions.
GRADUAN that was formed by this group of youths, has a goal in building a better Malaysia and the only way to achieve this is to influence the next generation and foster a younger generation who are knowledgeable, competent and energetic. Since the inception of GRADUAN Malaysia 18 years ago, we have been striving sedulously towards achieving this goal, and throughout the years we have cultivated numerous young leaders who are the cream of the crop in their respective fields ranging from politic, economy, culture to education.
Starting from the Founding President Dato’ Quek Ngee Meng to Dato’ Henry Ong Chi King, Dato’ Rocky Foo Wei Sze and Mr Lee Seang Hock, all of them were expertise of different professions. GRADUAN is able to reach out to and understand the youths in depth through diverse means under their leaderships, thus conveying the thoughts of the youths to the nation’s leaders.
Under the leadership of current president, Mr Lee Seang Hock, GRADUAN realises that the future is getting more uncertain and that change is inevitable, the youths today must strive to adapt and get comfortable outside their comfort zone lest be ousted from competition. Hence, GRADUAN established the slogan “Professional Graduates, Global Perspectives” with the intention to equip youths with better capabilities and wider horizons.