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