malaymail.com 05 May, 2021 01:00 am

Watch out for us, Gen #Undi18! ― Lim Chee Kin

Watch out for us, Gen #Undi18! ― Lim Chee Kin
MAY 5 ― Recently, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan has confirmed that those between 18 and 20 years old will be allowed to vote. This assurance came following reports that the Election Commission (EC) had wanted to postpone the process to next year. As...

MAY 5 ― Recently, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan has confirmed that those between 18 and 20 years old will be allowed to vote.We are among Malaysia's first generation who had grown up with the Internet widely accessible and plugged in to a global village.Far from fearing the young would dilute the voice of older voters, #Undi18 which received bipartisanship support in the past, should be seen as a transformative move to leapfrog Malaysia into the next phase of our growth.The “seniors” may find some of us to be socially awkward and some even labelled us as the “marshmallow generation” purportedly because we are less “resilient” but these “seniors” are just looking at things from outdated biases.

For example, as someone who's on the verge of graduating from a local university, I am worried about housing affordability.* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of Malay Mail.

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