This brought the expectation of a “youth tsunami” that would lead Malaysia away from the racialism of parties such as Umno and towards multi-racial parties like PKR.
However, there is also a possibility that youths may follow previous generations in supporting mono-ethnic/mono-religious parties like Umno and PAS.
Despite the overall spike in youth voters, Election Commission (EC) data showed that voters aged between 18 and 20 only represented less than 5 percent of all voters.
The Johor snap polls earlier this year was the first litmus test for this hypothesis.
In its aftermath emerged a strengthened Perikatan Nasional (PN) among youth voters...