Race on to woo Sarawak’s 135,000 new, young voters

Desmond Davidson

It remains to be seen which side of the political divide 135,000 new young voters in Sarawak chooses to stand with in the next state elections, observers say. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 19, 2021.

SARAWAK’S ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) reportedly has a healthy head start in the race to engage 18- to 20-year-old new voters for their support in the next state elections, observers said.

While the four-party coalition may have stolen the march on their political rivals, analysts agreed how the new youth voters will vote and which side of the political divide they will most likely be with is still a matter of conjecture.  

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