Elza, 31

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Everyone is too busy condemning the other side instead of serving the nation’s people. I am still able to use my voice to demand they do their job right, but a vote might be worth more.
— Elza, 31

I like performing arts, food, and my furkids.

One thing that surprises other Malaysians about me is that I am an unapologetically outspoken agnostic bisexual Malay dog-owner.

I'm good at acting, writing, and confrontations.

One thing I'm proud of is my quick career development in a field I did not major in, as well as the respect and trust I've earned for my work.

I decided to be a voter because I guess this is the only way to hold the elected accountable. I was very reluctant to register because the major parties have yet to propose strong and necessary policies. Everyone is too busy condemning the other side instead of serving the nation's people. I am still able to use my voice to demand they do their job right, but a vote might be worth more.

I'm most worried about government accountability and transparency, political instability and lack of political freedom, as well as religious and racial conflicts.

These issues matter to me because I believe the democracy of the country is threatened when these conflicts are unresolved due to a broken system and power struggles between the justice system and syariah law. The country is being steered towards a conservative Islam, which is detrimental to the racial balance and religious freedom.

I wish I knew more about who my representatives are and what are their proposed policies.

I want other young people to know that we have the power to take back our country.

Watan1987, selangor