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“BTS isn’t just an idol” Syed Saddiq praises boy band for their message of self-love

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Korean news media outlet, News 1, recently sat down with Muar MP Syed Saddiq for an interview. During the session, Syed Saddiq spoke about the award-winning boy band BTS, sending many into a frenzy.

BTS is a seven-member South Korean boy band and boasts of having the largest fanbase in the K-pop world.

The biggest highlight of the interview that made many Malaysian netizens excited, especially the ARMYs, was when Syed Saddiq talked about how BTS had influenced Malaysian youths in a positive manner.

“BTS is not just an idol. As a positive message, they support our mental health and reduce the risk of suicide. It is helping a lot of young people around the world, including Malaysia.”

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(Screenshot from News 1)

He also encouraged all youths to equip themselves with a positive mindset and prove their worth to the older generation who often express their skepticism of their capabilites.

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“This is our generation, and this is our time. Take that negative energy and convert it into positive energy that will drive and power you forward to break all political and socioeconomical walls.”

News 1 will be releasing a series of interviews featuring young politicians from across the world, according to a June 26 report.

You can watch the full interview here:

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Sources: News 1, Cover image via PinkVilla and News 1

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