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Marilah undi!

A FREQUENTLY cited statistic from 2006 notes that 70% of the 4.7 million Malaysians who have yet to register as voters are between 21 and 35 years old. So goes the opening description of the upcoming Youth for Change Carnival.

Yet after the historic 8 March 2008 general election, Malaysians saw quite possibly the most number of young people elected into public office in, well, a very long time.

Yet what is it about young Malaysians that makes them love or despise partisan politics? Why should we take part in this sometimes messy democratic process of being a Malaysian citizen? And how is this related to the country’s future?

To better understand these issues, The Fairly Current Show host Fahmi Fadzil speaks with Youth for Change secretariat member Lee Khai Loon about helping the Election Commission get more young people to register as voters. favicon

This video interview first appeared on PopTeeVee. The site hosts other video interviews with notable personalities on notable issues.

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One Response to “Marilah undi!”

  1. Tan says:

    In my opinion, all citizens having attained the legal age to vote should be automatically allowed to vote base on the NRD database. This will prevent any accusations of phantom voters across the political divide and reduce public expenditure on maintaining large numbers of the workforce which could be put to better use. Any reregistration exercise is mere replication of work and a waste of public funds as the NRD has the most complete database of every Malaysian.

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