Malaysia votes 2018

In the Malaysia election fray: Metalhead, actress, theatre activist and lorry driver

New politicians say eclectic skills, diverse experiences provide boost

Mr Mustafa Kamal Abdul Rahman (second from left) with his band mates. The drummer in heavy metal band Farasu since 2002, he was nominated by Parti Keadilan Rakyat to contest in Negeri Sembilan's Labu state.
Mr Mustafa Kamal Abdul Rahman (second from left) with his band mates. The drummer in heavy metal band Farasu since 2002, he was nominated by Parti Keadilan Rakyat to contest in Negeri Sembilan's Labu state.PHOTO: FARASU'S FACEBOOK
Mr Fahmi Fadzil (left) hosting a show. The likely PKR candidate for Lembah Pantai said he was inspired by injustice.
Mr Fahmi Fadzil (left) hosting a show. The likely PKR candidate for Lembah Pantai said he was inspired by injustice.PHOTO: COURTESY OF FAHMI FADZIL

Metalhead. Theatre activist. Lorry driver. Actress.

Meet the new breed of young politicians coming soon to a constituency in Malaysia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2018, with the headline 'In the fray: Metalhead, actress, theatre activist and lorry driver'. Print Edition | Subscribe