Sarawak youth file judicial review to lower voting age before state polls


Desmond Davidson

Five Sarawak youths have filed a judicial review at the Kuching High Court to compel the PM, Malaysian government and Election Commission to lower the voting age from 21 to 18, before the state polls in July. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 4, 2021.

FIVE Sarawak youths have filed a judicial review in the Kuching High Court to compel the prime minister, government of Malaysia, and the Election Commission (EC) to lower the voting age from 21 to 18, and to do so by July, before the expected Sarawak elections in August.

The application of Ivan Alexander Ong, founder of civil society Impak Pemuda, Viviyen Desi Geoge, Tiffany Wee Ke Ying, Grace Chang Swee Ern and Sharifah Maheerah Syed Haizir, was filed by their legal counsels Simon Siah and Clarice Chan.


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