Syed Saddiq has come a long way from becoming Asia’s best debater to Malaysia’s youngest minister to date.
He’s currently holding the Youth and Sports Ministry portfolio and he’s currently fighting is to ensure that the voting age limit will be lowered to 18.
Although his journey in politics may be akin to a foetus age, he has already been recognised as one of the most influential young politicians in the world.
is a global platform that helps connect policy makers and public servants. The organization has recently revealed its 2018 list of ‘100 Future Leaders: The World’s Most Influential Young People in Government.’
The list recognises “people in the field of government and policy who have made a mark early in their careers” and are aged 35 years and below.
And on that list is the sole Malaysian – Syed Saddiq
He not only made the list but he's also listed in the Top 20
According to Apolitical, these young leaders are “the ones to watch, who will continue to transform governments far and wide for years to come.”
Syed Saddiq took the opportunity to share his achievement via his social media platform and said “This victory is not just for me but for all of the Malaysian youths. We have been recognised internationally to have contributed to the new Malaysia.”
“The Youth should never be an afterthought, but a priority in the nation building process. It’s an honour to be listed as one of the World’s 100 Most Influential Young people of 2018, but it’s an even greater honour to serve the Youth of Malaysia,” he added.