Survey: Economy more important to Malaysian youth than 1MDB - Malay Mail Online

by Kamles Kumar

About one in four of those surveyed felt that their votes do not make a difference in elections and 71 per cent felt that they have no influence over what the government does.

Putrajaya, however, did score some brownie points with improvements to infrastructure especially in the public transport sector, with 75 per cent approval from those surveyed.

Merdeka Center director Ibrahim Suffian concluded that while Malaysian youths are more well-informed about what is happening in the country, many of them were not interested in politics which could lead to low voter turnout in the next general elections.

He also added that politicians, especially those from the Opposition, should try engaging in issues that are more of a concern to the youth like their economic struggle rather than 1MDB which is old news.