All eligible Malaysian citizens must be allowed to vote, no matter where they are, and the Election Commission must facilitate this process, Gerakan Deputy President Datuk Chang Ko Youn told the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on electoral reform. This right to vote is one of five recommendations submitted by Chang to the PSC on the committee’s second day of public hearing on electoral reform yesterday.
“In principle, every Malaysian regardless of his or her geographic location, inside or outside the country, must be allowed to exercise the right to vote. The Election Commission (EC) and our foreign missions must set up a fair and effective mechanism to facilitate this process,” said Chang in statement.
The other four recommendations include updating the electoral roll; use of inedible ink; free and fair access to the media; and vigorous monitoring of the electoral process by the EC.
Chang said that although elections have been conducted with relatively few flaws in the past, the time has come for the system to be improved to respond to contemporary challenges.
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