Youth vote a source of worry ahead of GE14


Ooi Choong Han

Despite of the high youth turnout at the Bersih 5 rally in November 2016, there are fears many have grown apathetic. – EPA pic, December 15, 2017.

A CIVIL society group targeting youth voter registration has seen lukewarm response to its nationwide campaign, while an opposition MP admits to fears that today’s youth may no longer have the zeal to vote for change in the 14th general election.

Watan’s executive director Masjaliza Hamzah said the response to its voter registration campaign has been “so-so”, with only some 2,000 new voters registered each month, on average, at its booths in shopping malls, night markets and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2).


Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!

Subscribe Now!


Sign up or sign in here to comment.


Comments


  • Youth vote everywhere is difficult. Anyone who is father of youngster know the problem, they have high expectation but not enough knowledge to achieve them. Especially this generation coming out, they can talk the talk BUT only the few can do the do and all of them think they are that few..

    Posted 2 years ago by Bigjoe Lam

  • Young voters are advisable to register first, even though you may think that you do not want to vote. Environment will affect us. You may want to vote later but you can't if you don't register now. It is your RIGHT and don't miss it if you can have it.

    Posted 2 years ago by Shiaw Loh