#PNipu trends on Twitter as young Malaysians rage over Undi 18 reversal

Ragananthini Vethasalam

Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who has championed the Undi 18 cause, is calling on young Malaysians to rise and fight for their right to vote. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 26, 2021.

LAWMAKERS and social media users have taken to social media, to vent their frustration over the postponement of Undi 18 as the #PNipu hashtag trended at number one on Twitter in Malaysia today.

The hashtag refers to the Perikatan Nasional government’s decision to postpone lowering the voting age to 18 and automatic voter registration, despite the bill being unanimously passed in Parliament two years ago.

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  • If the UNDI 18 dont get to vote now they will have to wait another 5 years before they can vote and have a say. This is not acceptable. They should fight tooth and nail now to make sure this manipulative government do not cheat them of their right to vote. Its now or never.

    Posted 6 months ago by Elyse Gim

  • Malaysia has a "comparatively" robust democracy in S.E.A. Together with Singapore and to some extent Indonesia.

    This is blatant voter suppression and smells of dictatorship, particularly when parliament has unanimously passed this bill two years ago.

    Indonesia's voting age is 17, whilst Singapore is sadly 21 at the moment, sound democracies non the less.

    I hope you resolve this and enforce the "will of the people".

    Posted 6 months ago by Ennis Rouse