Malaysian Parliament passes constitutional amendment to lower voting age

By Martin Carvalho, Hemananthani Sivanandam, Rahimy Rahim, and Tarrence Tan, 18 July
photo credit: Wojtek Gurak/flickr
photo credit: Wojtek Gurak/flickr
The Bill to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age to 18 has been passed at the Dewan Rakyat. The Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 to lower the voting age was passed with a total of 211 votes in Parliament on Tuesday (July 16). The Bill requires a two-thirds majority of at least 148 votes from the 222-seat Dewan Rakyat to amend Article 119 and Article 47 of the Federal Constitution.
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