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KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — The lowering of the voting age to 18 and the accompanying automatic voter registration will not be implemented this year as scheduled, the Election Commission announced today.
The commission blamed the Covid-19 pandemic for causing delays to its implementation of the initiative that was unanimously approved by Parliament in 2019.
The EC said it needed to evaluate new obstacles and persisting issues as well account for the various movement control orders (MCO) that are in place.
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