While changes to Malaysia’s voting age were approved by parliament, the effective start date has not been gazetted. Photo: AP While changes to Malaysia’s voting age were approved by parliament, the effective start date has not been gazetted. Photo: AP
While changes to Malaysia’s voting age were approved by parliament, the effective start date has not been gazetted. Photo: AP
Bhavan Jaipragas
Opinion

Opinion

Bhavan Jaipragas

In Malaysia, it’s election fever again – but still no vote for anyone under 21

  • Sabah state is going to the polls in the country’s latest instalment of political drama, but an amendment to lower the voting age to 18 has yet to be effected
  • As nations from Japan to Canada have shown, there are no losers from having more young voters – and there is only stability for Putrajaya to gain

While changes to Malaysia’s voting age were approved by parliament, the effective start date has not been gazetted. Photo: AP While changes to Malaysia’s voting age were approved by parliament, the effective start date has not been gazetted. Photo: AP
While changes to Malaysia’s voting age were approved by parliament, the effective start date has not been gazetted. Photo: AP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.