Most Malaysians must go home to vote
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysians living in south Thailand will have to return home to vote in the coming general election, the Malaysian Election Commission (EC) announced.
- Published: 22/01/2013 at 08:03 AM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
The EC secretary, Kamruddin Baria, told the media that most Malaysians residing in nearby countries would not be eligible for postal voting, according to a story in Tuesday's New Straits Times newspaper.
The election date is not known yet, but it must be held by June 28. Prime Minister Najib Razak must dissolve the nation's parliament by April 28.
Mr Kamruddin said Malaysian citizens in Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, Songkhla and Satun provinces are not eligible to vote by mail. The same is true for those in Singapore, Brunei and Kalimantan province of Indonesia, the EC said.
Other Malaysians abroad, including those in Bangkok, can apply for postal ballots from www.spr.gov.my.
Mr Kamaruddin said the guidelines to fill up the form could also be downloaded from the EC website.
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