Bill to lower voting age tabled for first reading

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 04 Jul 2019

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman

KUALA LUMPUR: A Bill to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age has been tabled in the Dewan Rakyat for its first reading.

The Constitution (Amendment) 2019 Bill seeks to amend clause 1 of Article 119 of the Federal Constitution to lower the age of a Malaysian who is entitled to vote from 21 to 18 years old.

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