Participants of the 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Youth Forum elected six young leaders from different National Scout Organizations in the Asia-Pacific forming the new Young Adult Members Group (YAMG) for the term 2012-2015.
They are Pangkaj Sutradhar (Bangladesh), Tam Man-ying (Hong Kong), Nizarul Idhafi Omar (Malaysia), Firuzul Abdulla Khaleel (Maldives), Eugene Lester Lin (Philippines), and Sornsawan Ho (Thailand).
Sornsawan was elected as Chairman and will represent the YAMG to the Regional Scout Committee. The remaining five will serve in the five Sub-committees: Young People, Adult Support, Management, Finance and Scouting Profile. Apart from their sub-committee involvement, YAMG members will take part in planning and supporting the next 8th APR Youth Forum in 2015.
The inclusion of YAMG in the region's operational framework demonstrates the Regional Committee's confidence in the capability of young people to take responsibilities at regional level and provides young people with experience in operating with regional level structures, in decision-making bodies such as the RSC, and all its sub-committees.
Nominations came from Bangladesh, Scouts of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines and Thailand, comprised of 3 females and 7 males with ages from 18 to 22 years old.
YAMG members ending their terms this conference are Maeed Mohamed Zahir (Maldives), Dicky Lam (Hong Kong), Ari Adipratomo (Indonesia), Jessy Seo Jieun (Korea), Hafiz Ariffin (Malaysia), Oliver Lim (Singapore), Benz Tantivisitkul (Thailand).