Johor polls shatter myth about youth voting patterns

Desmond Davidson

Analysts say voting patterns show young people are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with Anwar Ibrahim’s Pakatan Harapan coalition. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 15, 2022.

THE narrative that the Undi18 voters will pick parties representing youths in the general election, even if they are in the opposition, had been shredded by the results of the Johor elections in March, analysts said.

“It’s best seen by what happened to Muda in that election,” Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) political scientist Lee Kuok Tiung said of the fledgling political party co-founded by Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.

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