After the fuss, some leaders now say Undi18 voters not politically mature


Desmond Davidson

After a push to lower the voting age to 18, some young politicians are now saying Undi18 voters are not politically mature to decide on who to vote for. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 29, 2022.

YOUNG politicians are now fearful that the seven million first-time youth voters are not only not mature enough to decide on who to vote, they might not even turn out at all to cast their ballots when the time comes.

Taking part in a political discussion in Twitter Spaces last night, titled GE15: Battle for 7 million youth votes – What must political parties offer? – they said first-time voters lacked critical thinking in choosing the right candidates or which political party to back.


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