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Klang Folks Shocked to Be Registered Under Perak, Must Now Travel 300km to Vote

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Klang Voters Unknowingly Moved to Kamunting, Now Need to Travel 300km to Vote - WORLD OF BUZZ
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These few unlucky voters will have to travel some 300km just to vote during the upcoming 14th general election, and they didn’t ask for it. 

According to FMT, several Klang residents had the shock of their lives when they found out that their names are listed as voters in Kamunting, Perak, which put 300km between their polling centre and their houses. That’s really far! 

Source: Google Maps

Two 68-year-old elderly voters, Cheong Chee Woh and his wife, Loo Sook Whai, said they were saddened because they won’t be able to vote in the upcoming 14th general election. His wife, who had voted without fail in the past five general elections, said,

“We won’t be making the trip to Kamunting. We’re very disappointed that we can’t vote.”

Also, T. Sargunan who is a banker, said he had registered as a voter using his MyKad that bears his Klang address. Despite this, things are not in his favour.

“Even though the address in my MyKad shows Klang, I discovered that according to the microchip, I live in some place called Medan Saujana in Kamunting. I have never been to Kamunting. Suddenly I’m a voter there,” he said.

Another 25-year-old victim named Eugene Oliver said he had never registered as a voter before, but somehow he was registered to vote in Kamunting. 

“Something just isn’t right. How can someone who never registered to be a voter suddenly become one?” Klang MP Charles Santiago asked.

That’s highly suspicious!

Besides, a Malaysian student who’s currently in Russia said that he too, never registered as a voter but was miraculously registered in Kamunting.

Referring to these complaints, Santiago has demanded the Election Commission to show proof that those affected voters have asked to be transferred or registered as voters in Kamunting. Otherwise, he’d take the commission to court.

It’s sad to hear that some of these affected voters won’t be turning up on 9 May to vote. Do you guys think this issue is just a pure technical glitch, or a man-made error? 

 

Also read: Malaysians Can Now Check Online Where They’re Supposed to Vote for GE14, Here’s How

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