Young voices speak up for change

Students and pro-democracy activists have been rallying in the streets for constitutional reform in Thailand and the curbing of the monarchy’s powers since July.

COMPARED with their counterparts in Thailand, youth in Malaysia are still a long way from playing a meaningful role in pushing for better democracy and governance. The few young MPs we have are part of the stultifying political order, which has remained largely unchanged.

Given this scenario, the idea of a multiracial and youth-centric political party mooted by former youth and sports minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is indeed a breath of fresh air.

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