3.7 million eligible voters yet to register


  • Nation
  • Monday, 29 Jun 2009

THERE are still 3.7 million Malaysians above 21 years of age who have yet to register as voters, reported Sin Chew Daily.

The daily quoted Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof as saying that the response to its registration exercise was still very slow .

“We are considering setting up an online registration system to encourage more qualified voters to register,” he said.

Abdul Aziz said the EC was also studying the possibility of automatically registering voters once they reach the eligible age.

“However, if we implement the automatic registration system and make voting mandatory, we might be accused of violating human rights,” he said, adding that such moves might also lower the number of voters in elections.

> China Press reported that hawkers in Petaling Street have been urged to practise good business approach or risk having their business licences revoked by Kuala Lumpur City Hall.

It quoted Kuala Lumpur Hawkers and Petty Traders Association vice-chairman Datuk Ang Say Tee as saying that the association would compile information on hawkers who were rude to customers.

“We will ask City Hall to blacklist these traders and revoke their licences,” he said.

Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a > sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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