Johor has right to not lower minimum age for reps to 18, says law minister


Desmond Davidson

The Johor ruler says he does not consent to the lowering of the minimum age for state assemblymen to 18 from 21. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 18, 2022.

JOHOR has the right to not lower the minimum age for its state assemblymen to 18 from 21 under its state constitution, said Law Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

But, he added, the same cannot be said for Johor folk contesting for a seat in Parliament.


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