‘90,000 MIC members yet to register as voters’
KLANG: MIC has identified 90,000 of its existing members who have yet to register as voters.
Its president, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, said MIC aimed to register these members throughout the country by June 15.
He added that there were about 120,000 members whose names were not in the voters’ list and that it could be due to various problems.
“Giving the allowance for that, we are looking at registering at least 90,000odd members who are not yet voters,” he said after attending a voters’ registration day event here yesterday.
He added that the MIC was also seeking to register new Indian voters in all constituencies.
Dr Subramaniam said the discrepancy between the number of members and registered voters was identified by comparing the party’s membership list and the Election Commission’s voters’ list.
“All MIC branches are aware of this issue and they will get cracking to register their members.”
Present was MIC vicepresident Datuk Seri S.A. Vigneswaran.
Understanding the impact of unregistered voters, Dr Subramaniam said this was the first time the party had resorted to a refined solution to put an end to the issue.
“This has never happened in past elections and only when we decided to take micromanagement steps did we realise the severity of the problem.
“Voter registration events are crucial for the Indian community so that they won’t miss out but continue to enjoy development.
“The community must realise a lot of their rights, be it education, social, religion or economy will depend on strong political representation.”
Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam