Social media not real indicator of young voters' support

WAN MOHD NOOR HAFIZ WAN MANSOR
10 Aug 2023 11:31pm
Nurul Amal during the press conference on Wednesday night.
Nurul Amal during the press conference on Wednesday night.
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BANDAR BAHARU - The social media platform is not an accurate yardstick to measure which political party the youth would support in the State Election (PRN), this Saturday.

Umno Puteri Chief Datuk Nurul Amal Mohd Fauzi said young voters today can evaluate and make informed decisions when choosing a coalition that can benefit the six states involved in PRN.

She pointed out that young voters are also seen rejecting immature politics and are averse to the playing of hatred sentiments or provocations during the state elections.

"I observe that in terms of social media, it doesn't lean towards any specific party because it's balanced. There's none. We can see that the provocation is strong (from the opposition); maybe their campaign for this state polls isn't as extravagant as in the previous elections.

"I believe that young people nowadays are smart. Even I, as a representative of young people, don't like to play with issues of sentiment and hatred. When we survey young people, they feel the same way," she said during a press conference, Wednesday night.

Earlier, Nurul Amal campaigned alongside Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Bandar Baharu seat, Nuraini Yusoff, in Sungai Batu, Mahang.

Commenting on Nuraini's campaign, Nurul Amal mentioned that the party machinery in the area should focus on encouraging voters to come out in large numbers this Saturday.

Nuraini, who is also Kedah Umno Puteri Chief, will face a straight fight with former Dean of the School of Engineering at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Professor Dr Muhammad Suffian Yusof, from Perikatan Nasional (PN).

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In the 14th general election (GE14), the Bandar Baharu seat was won by the BN candidate Datuk Noorsabrina Mohd Noor with a majority of 377 votes, defeating PKR's Datuk Azimi Daim, and Pas' Rohaizat Jaafar.

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