Election Commission Chairman should apologize for failing Malaysians living abroad

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Election Strategist, Democratic Action party in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 5th of April 2013

The Election Commission Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof was quoted yesterday as saying that it was “… quite disappointing [that] after all that we did to provide a convenient registration process for the voters overseas…”, only 6,298 out of over 700,000 Malaysians living abroad have registered as postal voters.

It is Malaysians abroad who should feel disappointed that we have such a dishonest and disingenuous Election Commission who has, time and time again, failed to live up to his duty to ensure that the institution he leads enjoys the public confidence that is required in Article 114(2) of the Federal Constitution.

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