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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.

Making Progress 25 May 2018 | 12:53 AM

From hero to zero

It has been almost two months since my last column. It has been a busy time as I was preoccupied with my party's preparations for the 14th General Election (GE14).

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.

Making Progress 22 Oct 2017 | 9:32 AM

Moderation is cool

The recently concluded German elections sent shockwaves through Europe and the world. The Alternative for Germany (AfD) with a far right ideology, emerged as the third largest party in the Bundestag.

Making Progress 02 Aug 2017 | 11:24 PM

The value of political stability

It is better to stick with a tried and tested political movement and appreciate the value of political stability.

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.

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.

Making Progress 19 Jan 2017 | 8:36 AM

Why minorities matter

IN the past year, we have witnessed political, social, economic and cultural upheaval with a common thread being a push back against immigration and more specifically minorities in countries that have long termed themselves liberal democracies.

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.