Malaysia GE: Young candidate Saddiq rates his chances in BN stronghold Muar

Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has over 363,000 followers on Twitter, and half that number each on Facebook and Instagram.
Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has over 363,000 followers on Twitter, and half that number each on Facebook and Instagram.ST PHOTO: MOHD KHALID BABA

MUAR - Fielding a young election candidate in a place known for its pensioner community may seem foolhardy, but Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is not your average 25-year-old.

The former varsity debating champion turned activist, and now youth chief of former premier Mahathir Mohamad's Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), is backed by online fame.

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