Monday, April 02, 2007

Am I eligible to vote?

Upon reading the news that 4.9mil eligible Malaysians who have yet to register as voters, I quickly consider the position I am in. I am a Malaysian citizen who is definitely older than 21 years old, that makes me one of the 4.9mil right?

Am I fully qualified though? I took a detour to check out the official Election Commission website. Here's what I found:
Am I residing in any Election Constituency in Malaysia? For the past 4 years, I've only been in Malaysia for no more than 3 months each year, while most of my time is spent in university here in the UK. I think that makes me disqualified as an elector right?


But the question is am I able to register now as I might be in Malaysia when the General Election is going to be held. Speculations of a few dates are given in my previous post here.

I then googled for the Malaysian embassy's contact number here in the UK. The result was horrifying, either the embassy doesn't have an official website, or the website is probably the worst website I've ever been to. Check it out here.


Nevermind the design which is absolutely bad, there are broken links everywhere and they even forgot to include an email contact address in the front page where they havethe address and phone number.

Horrible? Pathetic? Those are understatements. Please, go experience it yourself.

Dato' Abed Aziz, please please get somebody to sort out the website and ask for Wisma Putra's help if you really need any.

So much for our pride in Informasi Teknologi and VMY 2007.

Guess I have to call the embassy up to get more information about my eligibility to vote tomorrow.


References:
  1. 4.9mil yet to register as voters, The Star, 2 April 2007.
  2. Election Commission of Malaysia (aka Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Malaysia)
  3. Malaysia Embassy London.

2 comments:

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Hi Bossy! Just register & cum back & vote. M'sia Boleh need your vote.

Boss Lepton said...

the flight ticket very expensive leh, and i don't have holidays to fly back