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
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