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19 Jul 2019 | 12:09 PM

Six PKR state chiefs declare support for Anwar, most expected to sign statement

PETALING JAYA: Six PKR state chiefs have expressed support for party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim amid a widening rift in the party following the sex video issue implicating his deputy Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

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14 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Five million youth to lose out

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s youth population will shrink by up to five million people once the amendment to the Youth Societies and Youth Development Act comes into force.

10 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

EC: We can do it but there will be challenges

PETALING JAYA: The two government authorities in charge of voters and elections will be able to implement the proposed lowered age of voters to 18 years by the next general election but warned of multiple challenges to ensure the electoral roll is updated.

Starting young: Some of the young voters on polling day at GE14. The Pakatan Harapan government is pushing to lower the age of voters to 18.
10 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Report: Gen Z to be a game changer

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s Generation Z will emerge as potential political kingmakers if the voting age is lowered to 18 from 21.

10 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

GPS supports lowering of voting age

KUALA LUMPUR: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), along with an independent MP from Sabah, has given its nod to lower the voting age to 18, boosting the chances of the Pakatan Harapan government’s bid to amend Article 119 of the Federal Constitution to enable the move.Pakatan, which has 139 seats in the House, needs nine more votes to meet the 148 required for a two-thirds majority to amend the Federal Constitution. There are 222 seats in the Dewan Rakyat.

All for younger voters: (From left) Fadillah, Yamani and Syed Saddiq support lowering the voting age to 18.
10 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Opposition wants conditions put in black and white

THE Opposition will only support the government’s move to allow 18-year-olds to vote if automatic voter registration and lowering the age for election candidates are included in the wording of the Bill to amend the Federal Constitution, says Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

3 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Second test for Pakatan

PETALING JAYA: The proposed amendment to lower the voting age to 18, expected to be tabled in Parliament tomorrow, will be the second test for the year-old Pakatan Harapan administration.

19 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

M’sian envoy presents credentials to Pope Francis

PETALING JAYA: Westmoreland Edward Palon did not miss the opportunity to present Pope Francis with an intricately designed colourful beaded tapestry from his home state of Sarawak when he met the pope to hand over his credentials as Malaysia’s new ambassador to the Vatican.





Stronger ties: Westmoreland (left) presenting his credentials to Pope Francis.Photo courtesy of Wisma Putra.
18 Jun 2019 | 3:29 PM

Malaysia's new Vatican ambassador Westmoreland presents Pope with Sarawak tapestry

PETALING JAYA: Westmoreland Edward Palon did not miss the opportunity to present Pope Francis with an intricately designed and coloured beaded tapestry from his home state of Sarawak when he met the Pope to hand over his credentials as Malaysia's new ambassador to the Vatican.

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26 May 2019 | 7:40 AM

Politicians 'like' to fight on

EXCLUSIVE: It's been a year since the general election, but many of our politicians are still in full swing fighting foes and attracting supporters not just personally but online on social media channels including Facebook.