Voting right for overseas Malaysians denied

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Relatives of mine working abroad contacted the nearest Malaysian embassy as they want to vote in the upcoming general election – but they hit a blank wall.

An embassy official told them that current election laws only allow full-time students and civil servants posted overseas to register as postal voters. Those who don’t fall in these categories will have to vote in Malaysia.

How shameful that Malaysians working abroad and their family members living with them – even those who intend to return home after a few years – are being systematically denied the basic right to vote.

As for full-time students abroad, I dare say many of them are unaware that they are eligible to register as postal voters.

While Malaysians abroad are being denied the right to vote, within Malaysia, we see many cases of dubious voters in the electoral rolls being regularly highlighted.

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MMC

gerakan k

you believe in lembus? scorpenes?

najib manaukau

This is for sure not the story the EC is coming up with, the election chairman even ha the audacity to tell the people that only about 400 voters living abroad have so far registered to vote. It is a clear sign of what the EC is up to, on the one hand (there could be) hundred of thousands, if not millions, of illegal immigrants … easily (registered) as voters in order to keep … political masters … in power … Enough is enough just come out and kick the morons out of the ivory towers in the coming GE… Read more »

Andrew I

All these people are not subjected to Gherkin’s blue ocean and therefore cannot vote.

Gerakan K

Anil: How shameful that Malaysians working abroad and their family members with them – even those who intend to return home after a few years – are being denied the right to vote.

I don’t believe in X-File reporting

Yang

Only the blind and a fool will say that !!! when even your own embassy and EC says that.

Thats why we need CHANGE

Andrew I

X files = PKFZ, BMF, NFC, MAS, The French Connection, The Crown Finger Jewel bought with x amount of savings, WWW15 not free/free/gift/returnable.