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A Humble Submission 25 Jun 2018 | 1:05 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.

A Humble Submission 18 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Time to allow voting at 18

Malaysians can drive, marry, sign contracts and be tried in court as an adult by that age, so they should be able to cast their ballots, too.

Im Ok Man 06 Apr 2014 | 7:43 PM

Race-based voting a step back

I am immensely thankful that I represent a diverse parliamentary constituency. Serdang is racially diverse comprising 49% Chinese, 40% Malay, 11% Indian and 1% other voters.

Real Life 21 Apr 2018 | 2:38 AM

Voting for my children's future

Come May 9 I'm going to vote. As a working mom it doesn't take much to find an excuse to be busy. I have no time for politics. So what has changed? Why do I care?

A Humble Submission 20 Feb 2017 | 1:40 AM

Lessons from the Jakarta elections

The Jakarta gubernatorial elections, with its two-round system, may be more costly than the conventional first-past-the-post voting system, but it ensures that wining candidates are elected by the majority of voters.

Bend It Like Bedi 25 Jan 2015 | 7:16 PM

The politics of FIFA's Golden Ball

THERE is really a lot of politics involved when it comes to voting for FIFA's Ballon d'Or - the best football player in the world.

A Humble Submission 27 Jun 2016 | 12:33 AM

Lessons from the EU referendum

THE United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum last week.

A Humble Submission 17 Oct 2016 | 2:25 AM

Freedom of speech in a democracy

A democratic society must have diversity in thought and opinion.

The Flipside 25 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

A date with destiny

IT was just past midnight on Nov 9, and there I stood in the middle of Times Square in New York City, among hundreds of Americans transfixed by the live election results that were flashing across the giant screens every few seconds.

A Humble Submission 18 May 2015 | 8:49 AM

Lessons from the British general election

Malaysia may be culturally different from Britain, however, there is nothing wrong in tapping into the latter’s experience in politics in order to improve ours.