Artis ajak anak muda daftar mengundi - Malaysian Insight

Mendapatkan bantuan selebriti yang tidak berkaitan dengan mana-mana parti politik juga membantu menjadikan kempen itu tidak berpihak, yang menjadi prinsip utama Watan."Kami tidak mahu kaitkan kempen daftar mengundi ini dengan parti politik. Memang ada ruang untuk itu, tetapi ia bukan peranan Watan. Matlamat kami adalah untuk meningkatkan pendaftaran pengundi," kata Masjaliza. "Siapa yang akan dipilih oleh pengundi muda ini akan ditentukan oleh mereka sendiri."

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Artis 'hasut' anak muda jadi pengundi - Malaysiakini

Menurut Masjaliza, mengambil bahagian dalam proses demokrasi dengan memilih pemimpin melalui pilihan raya dapat mengubah sesuatu dasar negara supaya memenuhi keperluan mereka. "Sama ada rumah mampu milik, isu tabung Perbadanan Tabung Pendikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) - semua polisi ini membawa kesan kepada orang muda.

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Youth, vote for your future - New Straits Times

Youth need to realise that the nature of changes that will be implemented will be collectively determined by the parliamentarians and state assemblymen we vote for. We get the changes we deserve. To be deserving, youth need to exercise their voting rights. Election is a numbers game, too. If youth do not turn up in large numbers to cast the votes, the election will be decided in the favour of those who do. The vote is everyone’s privilege. Do not waste your privilege just because you do not believe it counts. Vote for who you think will strive for the future you want.

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Why youths will lose out if they refuse to register and vote - Malaysian Digest

"We were not raised to be a politically active and socially conscious group, so it is not a wonder that the youth voting bloc feels powerless. And the same older people telling us what to do (vote) are the same older people who shut us out and don't include us," Liyana of Watan said while adding that older people need to prove that the future is in the hands of the younger generation by not dominating the policy-making decisions of the country.

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Only 3% of Malays care about Hudud?! 7 stats from a political survey of Malaysian youths - TahanUni.my

Malays are more worried about hudud law than Chinese and Indians! Indians were most likely to think the country is headed in the right direction and that politicians are trustworthy! Indians were ALSO least likely to have registered to vote, although most youths have done so. Youths are overwhelmingly more worried about the economy than ANY other issue. Malays don’t like strong leaders?? Chinese respondents have the easiest time getting a job, but Indians feel the most secure with the jobs they have. Surprise, surprise, everyone’s not happy with the gomen, but at least everyone’s happy with the MRT! Youths will have to speak up and politicians will need to step up (or maybe even step down).

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Malaysian millennials are a confused bunch. But it's not their fault - Asian Correspondent

Politics and policies are intertwined. But the link between the two is not often a direct one, according to Masjaliza Hamzah, executive director for youth registration organisation Watan. “So, unless the connection between the two is made popular in the textbooks or media or in our daily lives, it is hard to expect the average person to know how one influences the other and how it directly affects their lives. And by textbooks, it’s not just about references in university courses but all the way to the primary school level.”

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Distrust of politicians one factor for low number of young voters - FMT

Some 66% were of the view that politicians were not trustworthy, 54% felt that politicians did not care about people’s problems, and 66% felt that politicians themselves were the cause of many problems. A whopping 71% of those surveyed felt that they had no influence on the government, and 75% felt that politics was complicated. Some 69% felt that public officials did not care about the public.

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Elections and the young voter: Unenthusiastic and distrustful - The Star Online

According to Ibrahim, the reason why young people showed a lack of interest in politics was because of trivial and seditious issues that marred local politics.“Politics has dissolved into confusion marked by bickering and infighting over identity issues such as race and religion. I think that has made a lot of people disinterested,” he said, adding that politicians were not talking about youth-centric issues either.

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

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.

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Anak muda tidak percaya ahli politik, dedah kaji selidik - Malaysian Insight

Kaji selidik yang dibentangkan di Petaling Jaya malam ini menunjukkan tujuh daripada 10 anak muda tidak mempercayai ahli politik manakala lebih separuh menganggap pemimpin politik tidak pedulikan rakyat.Lebih tiga perempat daripada responden kaji selidik itu turut menyatakan mereka tidak peduli langsung hal politik dan manakala seorang dalam setiap empat orang percaya kalau terlibat dalam proses politik pun, mereka tidak dapat mempengaruhi dasar kerajaan.

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Not too late to register for GE14 - The Star Online

Masjaliza Hamzah, from non-governmental organisation Watan which encourages youths to vote, said that to be on the safe side, this month would be the best time to register if the election is held in March. This is to avoid any discrepancies that may occur during the registration process. "They can go to the post office and just bring their MyKad to register to vote. "There should also be more action from all political parties involved and NGOs who need to step up our efforts to make sure that people register," she said.

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