More Indonesians from among the country’s 300,000 early voters in Malaysia have come out to cast their vote in their presidential election. After early voting in Kuala Lumpur and Johor on Saturday, it was the turn of Indonesians working and living in Sarawak, Sabah and Penang to go to the polls yesterday. Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Herman Prayitno said there were 420,643 eligible voters in Malaysia. Indonesian Consul-General Djoko Hardjanto and his wife Rosa Triana were among those who cast their votes as soon as the polling station in Kuching opened at 9am.
The country’s election secretariat chief Fathan Sutrisno said about 30% of the 1,500 voters in Kuching took part in the early voting held at the Indonesian Consulate-General.
He said 103,955 Indonesian voters in the state had also voted through the drop box system at 246 factories and plantations between June 30 and July 3.