dawned with a growing ancipa-on for the General Elecon. Sincethe year 2011, the dissoluon of parliament has been a big quesonfor the people.
lhamdulillah, on 3
of April allare revealed by an ocial an-nouncement from The 5
Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Campaigns by all contesng paresare intensifying with me as futurecandidates are spreading their mani-festos from one place to anotherthroughout the enre country. Thisalso opens doors and provides moreissues for certain media personal in-terests in creang aacks against thecontesng pares.
In general, the eld of demo-crac elecons is a solid plaorm forthe people to choose a competentleader through the vong process. Itis a democrac mechanism whereone selects a suitable candidate to llposions such as legislators, policymakers and execuves, represenngthe people eciently.
In the context of Malaysiatoday, being part of the elecon is anobligaon for eligible individuals. Ac-cording to the Federal Constuon,the clause 119 (1), a cizen who hasreached the age of 21, residing in aconstuency and is registered is eligi-ble to vote. It is a
method in ac-cordance with the claim:
a must dois not perfect but with it, then it be-comes mandatory.
According to the Federal Constitution, the clause119 (1), a citizen who has reached the age of 21, residing in a constituency and is registered is eligibleto vote
Based on the stascs issuedby the GE 2012 electoral commis-sion, over 2 million people have reg-istered to vote in the general elec-on but not all really did vote whenthe elecons came. It is unfortunatefor us when there are individualswho choose to not join in theelecons and disregardits importance. Everyvote counts in deter-mining the future of the country. Shouldthe reins of leader-ship falls into thehands of responsiblecandidates, it wouldnot be an issue. However,if it falls into the hands of the wrongpeople, what should we expect?
According to the study bypolical researchers in Malaysia, thepercentage of voters under the ageof 40 has increased to 52 percentcompared to 48 percent last year.The study also found that 30 percentof all registered voters have yet todecide which party should they sup-port in the elecon. Interesngly,almost all of them are young voters.
Roughly, from the 52 youngvoters, nearly 30 of whom are fence
siers. What can be concluded is,there are sll many among us young-sters who prefer to be ignorant to-wards what is happening in ourcountry. The decision we make to-day, shape our lives tomorrow. To-wards a prosperous future, young-sters should show interest in the po-lical climate of our country.
Hopefully, with the atudethat we portray, the candidates willrealize how the power and trust giv-en to them is a responsibility.
In Surah al
Qasas verse 26;
One of the women said, "O my father, hire him. Indeed, thebest one you can hire isthe strong and thetrustworthy."
The meaning of "al
Amin" (trust) and "al
Qawiyy" (strong) in thecontemporary contextrefers to factors such asintegrity, transparency andother
characteriscsnamely knowledgeable, competentand the ability to communicate well.These are some of the guidelinesthat God has given us to select theright leader. Let's ensure that ourcandidates will be elected in accord-ance with the guidance from theQur'an and hadith.
Each of us has to know theimportance of parcipang in theelecons. What a good thing it iswhen we pracce what we know.Use this opportunity as best as possi-ble. Each vote counts. Cast yourvotes for the candidates who under-stand the true essence of leadership.
, a beer future for thiscountry is within our reach.