Malay parties to benefit but doubts remain on Undi18 rollout

THE number of young first-time Malay-Muslim voters will increase under a new law that lowers the voting age to 18 but it is still uncertain if it will benefit only the Malay-based parties, said activists and analysts.

While a youth volunteer group said it is likely that Malay-based parties, such as Bersatu, PAS and Umno, will benefit from these new voters, an analyst dismissed such a notion on the grounds that the voting trend among the younger generation has shifted.