25th August 2020 – “Let All Sabahans Vote”

Sabah Vote Poster

On 25th August 2020, Global Bersih launched “Let All Sabahans Vote” online campaign on the social media, with the aim of bringing together overseas Malaysian community to show their solidarity with overseas Sabahan voters in neighbouring countries (Singapore, Kalimantan, Brunei and Southern Thailand) who were once again denied their right to vote via post, this time for the Sabah Snap Election that took place on 26 September. This is despite the health and travel constraints posed by the Covid-19 pandemic which deterred voters in these countries from flying back to Sabah to cast their votes. For the online campaign, Global Bersih created a poll, where respondents were asked whether overseas Sabahans in Kalimantan, Singapore, Brunei and Southern Thailand should be allowed to vote via post.

The online campaign ran for a month from 25th August until 25th September, which was the eve of Sabah Snap election (which took place on 26th September). As of 30th September, the online campaign poll has received 221 responses, with 97 percent of respondents supported the idea of extending postal voting rights and facilities to overseas Sabahans in neighboring countries.

Sabah Vote Poster BM