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Syahredzan Johan

newsdesk@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Syahredzan Johan

12 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hopes for the new Parliament

In GE14, the current group of MPs helped make history. But they have a lot more to do, including pushing for reforms and improving parliamentary proceedings.

25 Jun 2018 | 9:05 AM

Lowering the voting age to 18

It's time for the Government to take steps to amend Article 119(1) of the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age.

14 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Empowering the people of new Malaysia

IT has been more than a month since the seismic events of the 14th General Election. While the new government is slowly getting into the rhythm of governing, the Opposition parties appear to still be in disarray.

28 May 2018 | 8:50 AM

The tsunami that changed the country

It has already been more than 2 weeks since the 14 th General Elections. The seismic event which saw the Barisan Nasional lose control of the Federal legislature for the first time since Merdeka.

30 Apr 2018 | 11:12 AM

Young people have a key role in GE14

In less than 10 days time, Malaysians will go the polls for the 14th time in the history of this country. According to the Elections Commission, 14,940,624 registered voters are expected to cast their vote in the GE14. 5 years ago, there were 13,268,002 registered voters.

19 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Spelling out the caretaker govt’s role

THE 13th Parliament was recently dissolved to pave the way for the 14th General Election. This was followed by the dissolution of the State Legislative Assemblies all over the country, except for Sarawak.

2 Apr 2018 | 8:52 AM

Withdraw the ‘Anti Fake News’ bill

The Government recently tabled a bill known as the Anti Fake News bill in the Dewan Rakyat. The bill was widely criticised by the opposition, civil society groups and media organisations. They argue that if the bill becomes law, it will be used on dissenting and opposition voices.

5 Feb 2018 | 1:37 PM

Re-delineation before the elections

A couple of weeks ago, the Elections Commission (EC) issued the second notice for the re-delineation proposals for the state of Selangor.

25 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Not voting should be the last resort

OVER the past few weeks, the calls for a boycott of the upcoming general election have been gaining traction. So too the calls for voters to spoil their ballots.

Informed decision: There are many choices for voters both at state and federal levels.
8 Jan 2018 | 9:16 AM

Looking back at 2017

2017 is behind us. As we move forward in 2018, it is useful to look back at the events and issues of 2017 which has impacted the legal landscape of the country.