New Straits Times - - Letters -

THE prime min­is­ter’s call for youths to reg­is­ter as vot­ers be­fore it is too late is much wel­comed. Re­spon­si­ble Malaysians must reg­is­ter as vot­ers now that the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion is ap­proach­ing. It takes only five min­utes to reg­is­ter at post of­fices and Elec­tion Com­mis­sion (EC) of­fices. Yet, some 3.7 mil­lion Malaysians still haven’t done so. Why?

There are a num­ber of rea­sons for low voter reg­is­tra­tion:

MANY Malaysians feel that it’s a has­sle to reg­is­ter. The gen­eral com­plaint is that there are few voter reg­is­tra­tion of­fi­cers to at­tend to the reg­is­trants;

REG­IS­TRA­TION of­fi­cers are not friendly. Many reg­is­tered vot­ers find that their ad­dresses have been changed ar­bi­trar­ily. When they checked at the post of­fices or EC of­fices, they are given

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