'Youth Society' means any society having the following characteristics:
The interpretation is based on the interpretation of 'youth' according to the National Youth Development Policy (1997) and has been adopted since 1985. The age-based interpretation is made by considering the factors such as level of maturity, historical facts, psychology, economy, politics and socio-cultural of the youth themselves. For comparison, the 'youth' interpretation of other countries are as follows:
This Act is a special law under the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia:
'Youth' is interpreted under this Act as a person whose age is not less than fifteen years old and not more than fourty years old.