EC instructed to implement Undi 18 by December in compliance with court order


PUTRAJAYA – The Election Commission (EC) has been instructed to implement Undi 18 by Dec 31 this year in compliance with a court order last Friday, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said.

“The EC has been asked to implement, in its power, whatever is necessary as ordered by the judge in Sarawak,” he told a press conference after visiting the EC here today.

Last Friday, the Kuching High Court ordered the EC and the Malaysian Government to implement Undi 18 by Dec 31 this year.

Judicial Commissioner Alexander Siew How Wai made the decision after allowing the judicial review application brought by five Malaysian youths to seek immediate enforcement of a Federal Constitution amendment to lower the minimum voting age from 21 to 18.