Izmil, 33

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I want other young people to know that this country is on loan to us by those born today, as we have lent it to those who died yesterday.
— Izmil, 33

I like cooking, writing, and politics.

One thing that surprises other Malaysians about me is how my religious education history has little to do with my worldview today.

I'm good at keeping my mouth shut. And then I write a three-page article about what I was keeping my mouth shut.

One thing I'm proud of is now matter how divided and different we may be, we are all united against kangkung in nasi lemak.

I decided to be a voter because of the knowledge that being undecided is not a decision. Sitting on the fence inflicts pain in the butt. Siding with the people is not a choice, but a duty.

I'm most worried about an ageing population, discrimination and income inequality, and poverty.

These issues matter to me because I am an urban poor, ageing fast with diabetes and high blood pressure.

I wish I knew more about how much the Prime Minister and his cabinet is paid.

I want other young people to know that this country is on loan to us by those born today, as we have lent it to those who died yesterday. The bad we inherit must not be passed on. The ones younger than us don't deserve the revenge.

 

 

Watan1984, Penang