Mayna, 27

What we might lack in experience we make up for with the power of technology, energy, and passion.
— Mayna, 27

I like food, fun, and old and new friends.

One thing that surprises other Malaysians about me is my undying love for Chinese food.

I'm good at making new friends.

One thing I'm proud of is my education background. My parents sent me to a Chinese primary school, then to Mara Junior Science College (MRSM), and a boarding school for upper secondary school. Being in both those schools helped me understand other cultures and religions besides my own.

I decided to be a voter in university. I was one of those who thought that one vote made no difference, especially with what goes on in our general elections. But once I was done with university, I decided to get involved and stop leaving the plans for this country in other people's hands. I want to make a change, and one of the easiest ways of doing it is by voting! 

I'm most worried about discrimination and income inequality, lack of education, as well as religious and racial conflicts.

These issues matter to me because for far too long, gender, religion, and race has been used to differentiate us and keep us apart. This discrimination, added to a lack of education, is what keeps us oppressed and unable to live our lives to our full potential.

I wish I knew more about voter rights when I was in school.

I want other young people to know that just because we are young, it doesn't mean we do not know things. What we might lack in experience we make up for with the power of technology, energy, and passion. We can and will make a difference, since we are the present and the future. This is our time, and Malaysia has to listen to us.

Watan1991, Negeri Sembilan