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Pakatan Harapan Youth is organising a protest against the Election Commission’s (EC) move to delay allowing 18 to 20-year-olds the ability to vote.
The peaceful protest will be held at 2pm this Saturday (March 27) in front of the Parliament building in Kuala Lumpur.
Harapan Youth chief Shazni Munir Mohd Ithnin (above) made the announcement in a statement today.
“We understand that the EC chief’s (Abdul Ghani Salleh) excuse to postpone the implementation of Undi18 is a mere ‘echo’ of the rejection stated by the Dewan Negara president (Rais Yatim) and the de facto law minister (Takiyuddin Hassan).
“This is nothing but an illogical justification aimed at denying the rights of millions of young people as young as 18 from being able to vote in GE15.
“This denial of rights needs to be protested by all groups of young people whether within or outside political circles.
“We call for a peaceful protest to be mobilised on March 27 in front of Parliament,” he said.
Shazni stressed that the Covid-19 standard operating procedures would be followed.DAP Youth chief Howard Lee
In a separate statement, DAP Youth chief Howard Lee warned Putrajaya against delaying Undi18 because it would be tantamount to disobeying the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
"Do not disobey the Agong who has given his royal assent (for Undi18)," he said.
Lee also warned that disenfranchising the youths from voting would also go against the Federal Constitution.
"Do not wait until the youths rise up and hit the streets to demand our rights. Do not blame the EC for the Perikatan Nasional government's reluctance and shortcomings," he added.
Putrajaya has come under fire after the EC said yesterday it will be postponing the implementation of Undi18 and automatic voter registration to after Sept 1, 2022.
The commission said the movement control order had “affected” its planning and preparations.
This means some 1.2 million youths are likely to be unable to vote in the 15th general election, expected to be called at the end of the year.
Youth activists along with politicians from both the opposition and government bench have criticised the EC over the postponement.
The Dewan Rakyat had in 2019 unanimously voted to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting and election candidacy age to 18, plus implement automatic voter registration.
These changes were gazetted on Sept 10 that year.