Hornbill Unleashed

August 1, 2017

Najib urges 3.7m Malaysians to register as voters

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak urged more than 3.7 million Malaysians who have yet to register as voters to immediately do so. ― Picture by Yusof Mat IsaIn view of the upcoming 14th general election (GE14), Najib Razak today urged more than 3.7 million Malaysians who have yet to register as voters to immediately do so because the future of the country lies in their hands.

“Do not take your future for granted and let other people to decide what your future will be because that decision will have a major impact on your life and your family,” he said in his blog najibrazak.com.

The prime minister also stressed that the voices of the people were important to shape their future, and the future of their children and the country.

While citing the Election Commission’s report, Najib said over 3.7 million Malaysians aged 21 and above have yet to register as voters as at March 31 this year.

He said the statistics somehow indicated that the level of public awareness on their rights and responsibility to the country was still low.

As such, he called upon all the relevant agencies to intensify efforts to explain and to register those who are eligible to vote.

“The voter turnout (at the GE14) should be increased from that at the 13th general election, which saw only 84.84 per cent or 11.2 million voters cast their votes,” he said.

Elaborating, Najib said some people were wrong when they thought that the voter registration process would be troublesome because the whole process would only take less than five minutes.

“Just bring your identity card to any post office or EC office or state election office near you,” he said.

The prime minister said voting is the responsibility of every eligible citizen of the country to determine their future, as well as the future of their families and communities.

“It is a democratic process in which the people have the power to choose their leaders and form the government…which has a vision and capability to drive the country towards becoming a fully developed nation,” he added.


Source : The Malay Mail Online by Bernama


 

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2 Comments »

  1. This arrogant and shameless PM dares not even allow the EC to report direct to Parliament. He even tries to cheat by manipulating the electoral rolls and registering Umno Baru members by the thousands where Umno Baru lost in GE 13.

    Comment by Mat Som — August 1, 2017 @ 9:01 PM | Reply

  2. Why then did Umno Baru protest on new voters who were not Malay Muslims? Najib is making a fake call for Malaysians to register as voters when he knew very well that their registration would not be in time for them to vote in GE14.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — August 1, 2017 @ 1:46 PM | Reply


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