Sukhbir, 31

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I don’t want to sit at a mamak and complain about the state of the country if I didn’t play a role in creating change from the ballot boxes.
— Sukhbir, 31

I like reading, art, and people-watching. 

One thing that surprises other Malaysians about me is when I tell them I commute daily from Seremban to KL. Their reactions are priceless. 

I'm good at writing, and maybe sketching. 

One thing I'm proud of is my recent win at the Short+Sweet Theatre Malaysia 2017. Both my casts were honoured Best Newcomer and Best Supporting Actor, and my script was awarded the Best Script of the festival. 

I decided to be a voter because of a sense of duty towards the country by exercising my right to vote. I don't want to sit at a mamak and complain about the state of the country if I didn't play a role in creating change from the ballot boxes. 

I'm most worried about climate change, government accountability and transparency, discrimination and income inequality. 

These issues matter to me because they are somewhat connected to each other. 

I wish I knew more about mental health and mental health issues. 

I want other young people to know that we matter. I hope we can continue pushing for better change in governance for Malaysia. I believe what we're going through is a phase, and we need to be idealistic and put ideas to action. 

Watan1986, Negeri Sembilan