KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian youth will have a bigger say on shaping the nation’s future and help strengthen the democracy. As the country now that Bill to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age to 18 has been passed.
The amendment was a historic moment. Especially for the young, as they entrusted with the responsibility of electing the nation’s leaders.
About 7.8 million new voters are to automatically register in the electoral roll over the next 5 years.
The PM added that the election commission should given time to correct the electoral roll. As the government will have zero tolerance in voter’s registration error.
This includes 3.9 million youth aged 21, who currently not yet registered as voters.
Mohamed Azmin, who is PKR Deputy President states that Dr. Mahathir displayed great leadership in his role on personally meeting with the opposition bloc in Dewan Rakyat. All of the 211 MPs in the Dewan Rakyat present during the debate on Tuesday unanimously support the government’s efforts. By implement institutional reforms under the new Malaysia administration.