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Published: Monday April 7, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday April 7, 2014 MYT 7:08:40 AM

Indonesian embassy sets up polling centres for voters

Election day: Election officials explaining the procedures to voters at the Indonesian embassy in Kuala Lumpur. -Bernama

Election day: Election officials explaining the procedures to voters at the Indonesian embassy in Kuala Lumpur. -Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: The Indonesian embassy here has set up three polling centres for about 400,000 of its registered voters in Malaysia to cast their ballot in the country’s legislative election.

Indonesians cast their votes from 9am to 6pm yesterday at the centres set up at the Indonesian embassy, Sekolah Indonesia and the official residence of the Indonesian ambassador.

“The embassy is targeting 100,000 Indonesians in the country to exercise their rights. We have also set up collection centres at Indonesian settlements throughout the country,” Indonesian ambassador to Malaysia Herwan Prayitno told reporters.

He said the embassy had provided 102 places for postal votes and ballot drop boxes for those who were unable to get to the polling centres.

Herwan also said the Indonesian government was using indelible ink for the first time.

“We will evaluate the effectiveness of the indelible ink in the election this year,” he said.

According to Indonesia’s General Elections Commission, there are about 170 million eligible voters. — Bernama

Tags / Keywords: Politics, Indonesia

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