A Year After #GE14: 6 Things Millennials Aren’t Happy About
How time has flown -- it has been a year since the new government has been elected in our country, and it seems like a good time to reflect on what's been done and the changes that have been made. The start of Malaysia Baru on 9th May 2018 gave many of us hope and it was also a time when a lot of us in our age group could vote!
The rakyat came together, whether or not we were in the country. We used our voices, some of us for the first time and it was truly a historic day.
#TeamCLEO asked our readers and friends about the improvements they want to see from the government. They also spoke up about the causes they believe in and want the government to focus on.
Among them are more female representation in parliament (defo), more inclusiveness, improving the education system and de-stigmatising mental health. Scroll through to read what they had to say!
Less race-based politics and more inclusiveness
“I’d like to see the country come together and move away from race-based policies as a whole. And even more than that I’d like to see the Malaysians love and respect one another even if they are of a different race, gender and religion.” – Matt, 28, Advertising Manager
“More Malaysian-focused mentality in decision making – dissolving the any racial priority within the government, especially in the education sector. It’d be a dream for everyone in this country to identify themselves as Malaysian first before their race, religion or anything else. The government has got to be there first to blur the racial line to make Malaysia feel MORE like home to all rakyat.” – Ai Lin, 25
“Affirmative action on needs-based policies and inclusiveness.” – Teck Yi, 20, student