30 Apr '13, 3pm

Advance voting begins in Malaysia - Channel News Asia

Advance voting begins in Malaysia - Channel News Asia

KUALA LUMPUR: For the first time in a general election, Malaysia's over 270,000 strong armed forces, police personnel, and their spouses were eligible to cast their votes in advance at polling centres instead of via post. The voting took place at 544 polling centres nationwide and was carried out the same way as normal voting - under the supervision of the election commission and monitored by agents of the candidates of respective constituencies. Of the 270,000 odd early voters, about 160,000 were members of the armed forces and their spouses while the rest were policemen and members of the general operations force. Captain Saliza, who has served in the military for nine years, said that she was excited about the new system. "This system is more transparent than before when we used to cast our votes via post," she added. The armed forces are now free to exercise their demo...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/advance-v...

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