Syed Saddiq says his new party will ensure “youth’s voice will dominate in parliament and outside of parliament”. Photo: SCMP/Nora Tam Syed Saddiq says his new party will ensure “youth’s voice will dominate in parliament and outside of parliament”. Photo: SCMP/Nora Tam
Syed Saddiq says his new party will ensure “youth’s voice will dominate in parliament and outside of parliament”. Photo: SCMP/Nora Tam
Bhavan Jaipragas
Opinion

Opinion

Bhavan Jaipragas

Why Syed Saddiq’s new youth-centric party will not help Malaysia’s political tussle

  • The country’s former youth and sports minister is looking to shake up the ugly power struggle so ‘politics will never be monopolised by the same people’
  • But while change is sorely needed in Malaysia, the better solution might be for existing parties to give young people their due

Syed Saddiq says his new party will ensure “youth’s voice will dominate in parliament and outside of parliament”. Photo: SCMP/Nora Tam Syed Saddiq says his new party will ensure “youth’s voice will dominate in parliament and outside of parliament”. Photo: SCMP/Nora Tam
Syed Saddiq says his new party will ensure “youth’s voice will dominate in parliament and outside of parliament”. Photo: SCMP/Nora Tam
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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.