Parlimen Digital and the importance of young voices in politics

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Parlimen Digital was a virtual parliamentary sitting run by and participated by Malaysian youths. The virtual sitting was held in response to the parliamentary session that was held on 18 May that lasted only half a day and had no debates or discussions on policies.

The government cited Covid-19 as the reason a full parliamentary session could not be held, which led many of us to wonder why the sitting wasn’t just held online. Well, last Saturday and Sunday – that is, 4-5 July – youth groups Undi18, Challenger Malaysia and Liga Rakyat Demokratik hosted Parlimen Digital.

Qyira Yusri, co-founder and education director of Undi18, joined BFM to discuss what Parlimen Digital was all about, and the importance of having more young voices in politics.

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