Six Malaysians in UK want to be absentee voters

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Six Malaysians in UK want to be absentee voters

Six Malaysians in UK want to be absentee voters

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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The right to vote.

KUALA LUMPUR: Six Malaysians in the United Kingdom have applied for leave to seek a judicial review to compel the Election Commission (EC) to register them as absentee voters for the next general election.


Doctors Teo Hoon Seong and Yolanda Sydney Agustin, electrical engineer V. Vinesh, businessman Paramjeet Singh, interpreter Sim Tze Wei and software architect Leong See See filed the application on Oct 25 at the registry of the Special Powers and Appellate Court through Messrs Chooi & Company.


The application, a copy of which was obtained by the media today, is to be heard before Judge Datuk Rohana Yusuf on Nov 14.


The six have sought, among other things, a declaration that as Malaysian citizens residing abroad they are entitled to be registered as absentee voters, meaning that they will be eligible to vote by post.


They are seeking an order of certiorari to cancel a decision of the EC dated Sept 9, 2011, not to register them as absentee voters.


They are also seeking an order of mandamus to instruct the EC to register them as absentee voters as well as other necessary orders to enable them to be registered as absentee voters or postal voters for the next general election. -- Bernama