There are many reasons for Malaysians to be overseas. Posted there as part of their occupations. Serving the Malaysian armed forces in foreign outposts. Studying in foreign universities. Taking a long holiday. Migrated permanently and set up a home overseas, and taken up permanent residence there.
Should all of these overseas Malaysians be entitled to vote in the elections in their “home constituencies”? Isn’t it their constitutional right? Should the Election Commission be duty-bound to allow them to submit their votes by post, instead of having to come back home to do so?
If someone has migrated and not been back for 40 years, should this person be allowed to choose the ADUN/MP of a constituency here?
Take the poll (see the LoyarBuangundi box in the right sidebar), and let us know which answer most accurately reflects your view. If none of the listed options do, or if you want to elaborate on your views, then please let us know in the comments section below. Vote!
Should All Malaysians Overseas Be Entitled To Vote?
YES – They should be allowed to vote, and mechanisms should be put in place in to enable them to submit votes by post from where they are.
YES – They should be allowed to vote, but voting should be done at a Malaysian embassy or High Commission.
YES – They should be allowed to vote, but only in special cases (army postings, students, etc) should they be allowed to vote by post or some other mechanism from where they are. Otherwise, they should vote here like everyone else.
NO – Only in special cases (army postings, students, etc) should they be allowed to vote.
NO – There should be restrictions, such as a requirement to have been back to Malaysia within a certain time period, in order to qualify as an overseas voter.
NO – Malaysians who have migrated and rooted their lives in another country should not be allowed to vote.
Mind-controlled by His Supreme Eminenceness Lord Bobo to seek out YOUR views on the topics that matter. No undi rosak, phantom voters, or missing ballot boxes. Postal votes are welcome via postcards to Pusat Rakyat LB. Marilah mari, kita mengundi!
Posted on 3 February 2012.
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