Academician lauds High Court decision

Ammar Redza, Ahmad Rizal (2021) Academician lauds High Court decision. [Magazine and Newsletter]

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An academician has lauded the Kuching High Court ruling in allowing a judicial review application filed by five Sarawakian youth against the federal government's decision to delay the implementation of the lowering the voting age from21 to 18 years. “This decision by the High Court should be respected and the current government should hasten any action needed to execute the implementation of the constitutional amendments,” said Faculty of Language and Communication, Universiti MalaysiaSarawak (Unimas) academician, Dr Ammar Redza Ahmad Rizal. He said it was unfair for the nation to lawfully allow youth at the tender age of less than16 years to participate in the labour market and be taxed and yet not allow them to participate in lawfully and freely elected representatives of their choice. With the move to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 years, he believed there would be more significant attention given by all political candidates to youth affairs, particularly onissues such as education and employment. “However, what I can see is there will be more challenges faced by the current political parties to handle the influx of voters towards the current political climate,” he said when contacted on Saturday (Sept 4). “Previously, political parties normally engaged in voters’ registration and used it as measuring stick to gauge their support. This is a common practice by various political parties,” he said.

Item Type: Magazine and Newsletter
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Education, Language and Communication
Depositing User: Ahmad Rizal
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2021 02:18
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 02:57

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