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Undi18 is a Malaysian youth movement that successfully advocated for the amendment of Article 119(1) of the Federal Constitution to reduce the minimum voting age in Malaysia from 21 to 18 years old.

My Internship Journey with UNDI18

My summer at Undi18 came at an important point in recent Malaysian political history. The endemic had reached its peak and support for the previous government had waned. Businesses closed, families mourned and the rakyats frustrations were palpable. A collective pain had enveloped the country.  As initial cries for help grew into social unrest, grassroots…

Deforestation and Climate Change

“Code Red for humanity”. This was not uttered in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic which engulfed the world in 2020, but as a warning by United Nations secretary-general António Guterres when describing the Sixth Climate Change Assessment Report released by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 last month. “The alarm…

EFT Across the Globe

In a time where the world’s economies were put on the back-burner , it’s horrifying to learn that deforestation activities continued despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Just last year, Malaysia recorded the loss of 122kha of its natural forests, which is the equivalent of approximately 300 football fields. This is further proof that we need…

Kisah Anak Muda

Monumen Taj Mahal merupakan simbol percintaan agung dari Shah Jahan buat isterinya Mumtaz – ia menjadi lambang pengorbanan dan dedikasi agung sehingga akhir hayat beliau. Begitu juga saya umpamakan pergerakan Undi18. Rasa cinta dan dedikasi anak muda terhadap negara boleh dizahirkan melalui peluang yang dibekalkan oleh organisasi belia seperti Undi18. Rasanya ramai yang arif dengan…

Uncertainty in our Education System

On the 22nd of February 2021, I had sat for my first Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia(SPM) paper, Bahasa Melayu(BM). Sitting at my desk with my face mask intact, I remember clearly the disappointment I felt towards the dysfunctional education ministry, as I flipped through the BM paper with a heavy heart. This feeling was not born…

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