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Undi 18 - the tipping point for youth empowerment

Zan Azlee

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COMMENT | I’ve always wondered why the voting age in Malaysia has always been so high at 21, rather than being lower. I hold strongly to the belief that when there is an election happening, the people are actually voting for the future of the country, so who better to vote if not the younger generation?

It’s going to be their future anyway, since they are the ones who will be around as the years go by. So they have more vested interest in voting, especially for change. For older folks who aren’t going to be around as long as the younger ones, they would be more concerned about the now rather than the future, no? So that would probably affect their voting decision...

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