Undi18 voters welcomed to exercise their rights

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KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) welcome the Undi18 voters to exercise their rights in choosing the government.

PBB vice president Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi stated that the youths in Sarawak were different from those in Malaya because thus far, there were no issues in Sarawak where the youths were involved in the anti-establishment groups.

“Our youths are always with us (GPS and PBB) in developing the local community. This can be seen when there are programmes organised by the village development and security committees (JKKKs), the youths would willingly participate and we welcome their participation.

“Having said that, with the decision made by the Kuching High Court in mandating the Election Committee to automatically register those who are eligible for Undi18, is highly commendable,” he said after officiating at the earth breaking ceremony at Kuching Family Park on Saturday (Oct 16).

Commenting on the involvement of the Undi18 in his constituency, the Pantai Damai assemblyman said that there would be no problems in letting the youth take part in the polls.

“In my constituency, even before the approval of voting for those aged 18 years and above, we had done various forms of registration for the youth such as becoming members of PBB and as members of Sarawak United National Youth Organisation (Saberkas).

“To put it simply, the Undi18 is very much encouraged as many other developed countries have implemented voting for 18-year-old and above in their elections.

“We believe that when these groups of people become voters, they will be part of PBB’s frontline team in the upcoming election especially in my constituency,” he added.

In line with this, Abdul Rahman said the PBB Pantai Damai committee was mobilised to register the 8,000 to 12,000 youths in his constituency.

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