Shahril Hamdan: Party Ignored Young Voice, So Barisan Nasional Lost

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Shahril Hamdan: Party Ignored Young Voice, So Barisan Nasional Lost

Despite not lacking young technocrats, BN went into GE14 fielding too few young candidates and was soundly rejected. AWANI Review talks to Shahril Hamdan, one of Umno’s bright young stars who felt the pain of defeat at the polls.

Look no further than to superstar Bono to explain the seeds of BN’s rejection at the polls. “This is a time for bold measures. This is the country, and you are the generation.” These words were uttered by U2 front man Bono 14 years ago when delivering a speech to the graduating class of 2004 at the University of Pennsylvania where he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law Degree. It could well have been taken to refer to his call for youths...

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