Sarawak youth minister says move to give 18-year-olds voting rights ‘hasty’


Desmond Davidson

Sarawak Youth and Sports Minister Abdul Karim Hamzah says younger voters do not possess the critical thinking ability necessary to discern which candidates or political parties to support. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 15, 2022.

SARAWAK Youth and Sports Minister Abdul Karim Hamzah has joined the growing criticism against lowering the voting age to 18, saying it was “done in a bit of a rush”. 

Karim said from reports filtering in to him, studies he has read and the low turnout among young voters in the March Johor elections, it shows that “youth are just not interested in politics”.


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  • I wonder if adults are more informed voters than the youth. The youth should unite and throw this GPS out. What an insult!!!

    Posted 2 months ago by Brave Malaysian