But I may not be able to vote this year…
Happy Lunar New Year everyone.
Love this picture!
But I guess, some of those who are abroad this election, like me, can’t vote this year. Got this email from blogger Kean-Jin Lim, who got this information from the Embassy – he is currently in Finland (roughly translated by me):
“…please note that based on the Election Law (Postal Vote)1959 currently enforced, only those categorised under (a) or (b) are qualified for postal vote:
a) *Absent Voter*
i. Army personnel;
ii. Spouse(s) of army personnel;
iii. Government Officers working outside Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah or Sarawak;
iv. Spouse(s) of Government officers working outside Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah or Sarawak;
v. Students studying outside Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah or Sarawak;
vi. Spouse(s) of students studying outside Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah or Sarawak;
(b) *Ordinary Voter Given Postal Votes*
i. Election Officers;
ii. Ordinary Police Personnel;
iii. Public Service Officer working outside Malaysia on Election Day;
iv. Members of the Election Commission;
v. Groups gazetted by the EC as qualified for postal vote.
2. Therefore, any voter who do not fall under category (a) or b) do not qualify for postal vote”.
Signed by Third Secretary (on behalf of) The Honourble Consulate.
NO WONDER! Many opportunities for hanky-panky. Some of those categorised have ‘no choice’ but to vote for the government of the day.
As I do not fall into any of these categories, looks like I will not be voting this year after all :(. Not that I don’t want to, I simply can’t!
‘Do NOT drink, drive and vote safely but surely’.