Archive for November 16th, 2010

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Automatic registration of voters will enfranchise 4mil citizens and save RM200mil over. There is no 1 measure that the government can take that has such efficiency! So indeed, why does the govt not do it? Blaming Anwar has been used to evade the issue.

Still no to automatic voter registration, says Putrajaya

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
October 26, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — The Najib Administration maintained today that it would not implement an automatic registration system for voters, saying that ultimately it was entirely up to Malaysians whether they wanted to vote.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said today that enforcing automatic registration would be too “complicated” and might affect the percentage of voters in a general election.


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Statutory Amendment Proposed to Allow Citizens Overseas to Vote by Postal Ballot

Friday, 08 October 2010

Translated into English by Sim Tze Wei, Oriental Daily

The Malaysian Election Commission is not neglecting the voting rights of a million Malaysians residing overseas, but is actively studying ways to amend the Elections (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002 to make such persons entitled to postal votes.

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October 28, 2010 16:44 PM

There are about half a million of new voters each year-so if there are a quarter million of voters registered each quarter we are doing well to cover the natural voter growth. However this rate of voter registration only occur when elections fever is catching up. So the rate we have now is not the average for all the years between elections. Another issue: the registrations are not evenly distributed in the country-with less in rural/interior areas eg in Sabah & Sarawak. We will keep you informed if the about 1000 voters forms submitted to EC till June this year have been processed. ur last check shows less than 10% of them being approved. Even the 10% could be due to previous application!

246,962 Register As Voters


KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 (Bernama) — A total of 246,962 people have registered as new voters from July to September this year.

The Election Commission said in a statement today that 32,494 present voters applied to change their polling station.

The Additional Electoral Rolls for the third quarter of 2010 will be displayed from Oct 27 to Nov 2.

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The Malaysian Bar calls on the Sarawak State Government to
immediately rescind the entry ban from entering the state of Sarawak
currently imposed upon Jannie Lasimbang, one of Malaysia’s Human Rights

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