But I may not be able to vote this year…

Happy Lunar New Year everyone.

Rest well this holiday.
And brace yourselves for the coming General Elections.
Vote wisely, or don’t vote at all.
Let your desire and respect for truth guide you 🙂

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’.

14 responses »

  1. Zawi says:

    Postal voters are only those whose arms can be twisted so that the vote will go their way. Thats their most important weapon.

  2. Who would you vote for if you could?

  3. lucia says:

    a happy ratty new year to you, susan!

    for those who care about free and fair election, do sign up as an election observer. this is for penang island but there’ll be session at other states too.

  4. sloone says:

    WHO would I vote for? —- That’s a million dollar question!


  5. ktemoc says:

    ahem, kaytee? 😉

  6. bamboo river says:

    Dear Susan and everyone, I wish all a Happy Chinese New Year…”Gong Xi Fa Chai”
    May the year of RAT guides you all to a big warehouse full of Wealth,Health and Happiness.
    May the RAT helps us to sniff out rotten politicians and guide us to vote like a smart RAT!

  7. Sino Malay says:

    I find these interesting:

    Is it true that Malaysia’s Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi works very hard as he has claimed?

    Do Malaysians think that it is God who made Abdullah their Prime MInister?

  8. Harrison bin Hansome says:

    Hi Susan. How’s life? I wish you Gong Xie Fa Chai and to all Chinese readers.
    Miss u, girl.

  9. sofiairdina says:

    Sue, I had been frequenting this blog for about a year now. Almost on daily basis. I noticed that it is probably abandoned BUT I am still faithfully frequenting it on a daily basis with a hope that you’ll be back.

  10. zaharibb says:

    I was in Hong Kong during the last election. This year I hope I will be in the country as there will be 2 votes against BN – (me and wife)

  11. Yahoooooooooooooooooo says:

    Susan, the last time u asked me to hang on, I also gotta “hard-on”. Now that this blog is getting popular, the commenteries are almost barred.

    Subsription? 😀

    Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 😀

  12. kittykat46 says:

    Greetings Susan.
    …”Gong Xi Fa Chai” to you.
    Hope the Year of the Rat brings you good tidings and happiness.

  13. […] English (credit to Susan Loone) “…please note that based on the Election Law (Postal Vote)1959 currently enforced, only […]

  14. Encik Cupid says:

    Hi, & Happy Valentine, Hey, I am visiting Bangkok, can I meet up with u, Susan? 😛

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