THE YOUTH should be exposed to politics and their participation should start at an early age. The question is, does this happen? If it does, how effective is it?
The question of the importance of schools to conduct education on political participation is not new and has been widely discussed in developed democracies – but in Malaysia, it is not discussed widely and may also be ignored.
Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah is the Foreign Minister of Malaysia. Views expressed are the writer’s own.