Malaysian Parliament will consider bill to lower voting age through constitutional amendment

By Emmanuel Santa Maria Chin, 1 April
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (photo credit: Mukhriz Hazim)
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (photo credit: Mukhriz Hazim)
SHAH ALAM, April 1 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will table a Bill to amend the Federal Constitution and lower the voting age from 21 to 18 years’ old at the next parliamentary meeting, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said today. The youth and sports minister disclosed this after attending the “Rise of the Asian Tiger” convention at UiTM’s Shah Alam campus, saying the decision was made at the last cabinet ministers’ meeting. “The Cabinet has made special provisions and agreed to amend the constitution to allow the lowering of the voting age limit from 21 to 18.
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