|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | World (Click here for more)

Malaysia to Lower Voting Age to 18

KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian government on Wednesday agreed to lower the voting age from 21 to 18, which is also the age of majority according to the country’s laws, officials said.

The cabinet has agreed to the change, although an amendment to the country’s constitution had to be approved by a two-thirds parliamentary majority for it to be implemented, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said, according to state-run news agency Bernama.

Malaysia joins other countries in southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, in allowing 18-year-olds to vote.

Malaysia’s decision comes amid a growing global trend of lowering the voting age to 16, as Austria did in 2007.

Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, and Nicaragua also allow voting at 16.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved