Will Malaysian politics change as the baby boomers age become a larger part of the electorate?
The big challange for BN or PR is to provide leadership to met the needs of hundred thousands of boomers coming on line.
The question that I would like to ask is: is the political persuation natural for older people such as conferring the road and bridge suitable to the huge cohort of baby boomers so that they will act appropriately to vote for the ruling party?
On the other hand: what could the PR offer, that could attract young baby boomers to vote for them?
Older people, by enlarge, are more likely to cling to traditional social values, are less favour of racial equality, take an isolationist position and that is why PERKASA has been accepted by most middle age and elderly Malays.
The baby boomers are more interested on internet speed and coverage, equal opportunity, transparency in governance as well as equal job opportunity.
Women will be the major voters in the next election. The prominence of women means that the government has to maintain their status and right as well as provide equal opportunity in term of work, university intake etc.
The good news is women tend to think about family and children well-being as well as the welfare of the society at large. Child care, child abuse, buang bayi issue hopefully would be discussed and action taken.
Otherwise, intergenerational politic is difficult to disentangle totally in the Malaysian politic. Nevertheless, result from the last election showed the prominent of young intellectuals in Malaysia. Like it or not, their influence will grow till there will be a time when they too will grow older and become senior politicians. Thus the younger one will repeat the same process. This cycle will repeat itself and hopefully, it is for the benefit of the nation.