Wednesday, March 7, 2012

One in four eligible M'sian Chinese not a voter, situation 'serious'

A gentle reminder for the Malaysian Chinese if you have not registered to vote. It takes only five minutes to register according to the Election Commission chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yusof.

From The Star..

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA has urged all Malaysian Chinese who are eligible to vote to register for the coming general election, as some 1.1 million individuals from the community have yet to register.

Secretary-general Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said that according to Election Commission, as of September 2011 a total of 4.89 million Malaysian Chinese are qualified to vote but up to 1.1 million have not registered.

"This means that one in every four Chinese has yet to register as a voter," said the Transport Minister, calling the situation "serious".

"In view of the challenging current political situation in the forthcoming general election, eligible Chinese voters should register as quickly as possible to fulfil a responsibility.

"If a Malaysian Chinese is eligible to go to the polls but does not register as a voter, he or she will be giving the impression that the Chinese community is politically apathetic, which is not the case," he said in a statement on Wednesday. More..

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