Why it’s important to lower the voting age from 21 to 18

Recently, the President of the Senate, Rais Yatim, claimed that the Pakatan Harapan government may have been hasty in gazetting the motion to lower the voting age from 21 to 18, and that politics is no place for school-going children. BFM discusses the contents of his statement and the importance of lowering the voting age with Qyira Yusri, co-founder of Undi 18.

Produced by Dashran Yohan

Presented by Tee Shiao Eek and Lim Sue Ann

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