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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.

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 11 Dec 2017 | 7:47 AM

We must make the youth care about politics

Recent surveys conducted by various groups have come to the same conclusions; that young people in Malaysia are becoming more disinterested and disillusioned with politics in Malaysia.

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.

Making Progress 05 Apr 2017 | 1:05 AM

Brexit and the global liberal order

Those who support Brexit have been cheering this moment and billed it a return of "sovereignty". However, many forget the good the EU has done.

A Humble Submission 20 Mar 2017 | 2:06 AM

Allow discussions on RU355 amendment

No citizen should ever be excluded or prevented from taking a stand about a piece of legislation, writes Syahredzan Johan

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.

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 17 Oct 2016 | 2:25 AM

Freedom of speech in a democracy

A democratic society must have diversity in thought and opinion.

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.