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M’sians Aged 18 And Above Allowed To Be Candidates For State Seats In Penang

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Source: BERNAMA & Sinar Harian

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The Penang Legislative Assembly (DUN) unanimously approved an amendment to the Penang State Constitution Enactment (Amendment) Bill 2021, which allows individuals aged 18 and above to be candidates for state seats.

According to Berita Harian, the motion was submitted by the Chairman of the state Youth and Sports Committee, Soon Lip Chee on the second day of sitting, and received full support from all of the state’s assemblymen (ADUN) after the amendment was debated by six elected representatives.

The decision makes Penang the seventh state to approve the eligibility age for state assemblymen from 21 to 18 years after Sabah, Perlis, Terengganu, Sarawak, Kelantan and Perak.

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On 28 August, State Assembly Speaker Datuk Law Choo Kiang said the age limit for candidates must be lowered as the age limit for voters had also been lowered to 18 years, reported BERNAMA.

“This is an amendment under the state constitution,” he said.

“As the term of office of the senator appointed by the state government has expired on 26 August, the state assembly sitting must also appoint a new senator for the next three years.”

The state assembly sitting which will be held physically is scheduled to last until 8 September.

 

Also read: BREAKING: Govt Agrees To Execute UNDI18

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