Ari, 25

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I decided to be a voter because I needed change and I have always wanted to be able to do something about it. For years, I wanted to be a part of our democracy and to be able to make a difference, no matter how small. Change starts with me. I wanna do it for our people.
— Ari, 25

I like writing, animation, and social justice. I'm good at writing. 

One thing that surprises other Malaysians about me is that I'm a huge Demi Lovato fan. 

One thing I'm proud of is that I graduated medical school with honours. 

I decided to be a voter because I needed change and I have always wanted to be able to do something about it. For years, I wanted to be a part of our democracy and to be able to make a difference, no matter how small. Change starts with me. I wanna do it for our people. 

I'm most worried about government accountability and transparency, discrimination and income inequality, as well as religious and racial conflicts. 

These issues matter to me because I feel these issues are the ones that are keeping Malaysia from being an even more amazing country. While other issues are important as well, I feel we need the most change here. 

I wish I knew more about our political system and the law. 

I want other young people to know that we matter. Our voices matter. Our collective strength is needed. Our passion won't go to to waste. 

 

Watan1992, Selangor