Party starters, May 3

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - R.AGE -

What’s it like be­ing a young per­son con­test­ing in the 13th gen­eral elec­tion? R.AGE spoke to a few of them – Yeo Bee Yin, Ting Tai Fook, Daniel Wa, Arif Ba­hardin and Tan Kok Eng – to find out. The story we got from Yeo, who even­tu­ally took the Da­mansara Utama state seat, was par­tic­u­larly in­spir­ing. The Cam­bridge grad­u­ate left a lu­cra­tive ca­reer in en­gi­neer­ing to en­ter pol­i­tics, and when asked how she han­dles the pres­sure of be­ing in the pub­lic eye, she said: “I still go to hawker stalls and ‘yum cha’ at night. It’s just a bit more vis­i­bil­ity and that is not a prob­lem for me be­cause I have noth­ing to hide.”

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