KUCHING, Nov 6: Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Women secretary Cherishe Ng is calling on Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar not to look down on the intelligence of the youths and overlook the legal anomaly concerning the implementation of Undi18 after the state election.
She said pushing for the 12th state election to take place before Undi18 can be implemented will only allow 18-year-olds to stand as candidates to become State Legislative Assembly members, but not allow them to vote before 2022.
Viewing this as a serious legal anomaly which Wan Junaidi must be aware of, she blasted him for underestimating the youths and sanctioning such legal contradictions to happen in Sarawak.
“As a youth, I am totally ashamed that our de facto law minister who is supposedly a lawyer, a Sarawakian and a supporter of the Undi18 implementation is allowing this to happen,” she said in a statement today.
Ng was responding to Wan Junaidi’s earlier statement today, urging politicians to stop politicising Undi18 as it could cause confusion among the people.
Several other Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) Members of Parliament (MPs) have also stepped out in the last few days, delivering the same intent in response to allegations from certain quarters that GPS is trying to avoid Undi18 by pushing for the election now.
On Oct 30, Prime Minister Dato Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the voting age for Malaysians will be lowered from 21 to 18 starting Jan 1, 2022 in accordance with the decision made by the Kuching High Court. — DayakDaily