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Generation Y: A Generation that Shapes the Political Landscape and Dimension in Malaysia

Raja Yaacob, Raja Ahmad Iskandar and Embong, Abdul Mutalib and Azelin, Mohamed Noor and M.A., Abdur-Rahman (2012) Generation Y: A Generation that Shapes the Political Landscape and Dimension in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Computers, Communication, Information Sciences and Engineering ICCCISE 2012, December 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Abstract

The 13th election in Malaysia is coming soon and everybody is still puzzling with the exact day of it. All these while the government is ruled by the alliance of three main races parties. Somehow, with the emergence of technology, more youngsters are taking more active roles in politics. This paper gives a deep insight with the current scenario of political landscape in Malaysia. Almost 700 questionnaires were distributed to find the voice of the young voters. Three main scopes of social, economics and politics became the highlights of the survey. The findings show that most generation Y requires changes in many aspects of life in the country. The generation also has accepted the concept of one Malaysia instead of believing in ethnic based party when voting. In other words, the credibility of a candidate in election should be given more priority instead of other factors like race and religious belief.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Academic Subject One:Malaysian Studies
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Management & Humanities
ID Code:8850
Deposited By: Abd Ur-Rahman Mohamed Amin
Deposited On:16 Jan 2013 02:07
Last Modified:16 Jan 2013 02:07

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