Feb 29, 2008

To vote or not to vote?

Rocky view

I've lost my chance to vote as I have to spend appx RM600++ just to fly back and fro between KL and Sabah.

As I was registering that day, I never thought that I am not elligible to vote until i receive an email from a friend regarding the postal voting.

Thank you for the enquiry.For your information, under the Elections(Registration of Electors) Regulation, 2002 only 4 category of Malaysian Citizens who are overseasqualified to register as postal voters as follows :


1. in the public service of the Government of Malaysiaor of any State or in the service of any localauthority or statutory authority exercising powersvested in it by Federal or State law, who is on dutyoutside the boundaries of Peninsular Malaysia or Sabahor Sarawak;

2. the spouse of a person in the public service of theGovernment of Malaysia or of any State or in theservice of any local authority or statutory authorityexercising powers vested in it by Federal or State lawwho is living with her or his husband or wife outsidethe boundaries of Peninsular Malaysia or Sabah orSarawak at the date of application for registration asa Parliamentary or State elector,

3. engaged in full-time studies at any university,training college or any higher educational institutionoutside the boundaries of Peninsular Malaysia or Sabahor Sarawak; or

4. the spouse of a person engaged in full-time studiesat any university, training college or any highereducational institution outside the boundaries ofPeninsular Malaysia or Sabah or Sarawak who is livingwith her or his husband or wife at the date ofapplication for registration as a Parliamentary orState elector.

If you falls under any of this categories you mayapply through the Malaysia embassy located nearby.Upon completion of the form (Borang A), you can submitit back to the embassy or can mail it to EC HQ inPutrajaya.Thank you.

Bummer.....

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