Tackling identity politics in and out of the classroom

The lack of civics education in schools is creating a void of knowledge about Malaysian society among younger voters. -- Filepic/The Star

DEDICATED civics education in public schools is critical to helping young voters gain a basic grasp of the national political system, say experts, but it is not a silver bullet against the popularity of identity politics among them.

This is because political attitudes within this age group reflects the worldviews of their elders and are shaped by narratives in their environment, particularly on social media.

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