Interview with Global Bersih : On GE-14

Can you please briefly share with us the background of Global Bersih and when was it established? Following the success of Bersih 2 and 3 and catalysed by GE13, Global Bersih was officially formed in 2014 as an NGO based in Geneva, Switzerland. Its primary purpose is to support Malaysian civil society’s campaign for democracy and free and fair elections in a more formal, concerted and co-ordinated approach. All our steering committee members are unpaid volunteers, as is our network of city coordinators. In your opinion, should every Malaysian who…

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M’sians Living Overseas, What You Need To Do If You Want To Vote In GE14 (Malaysian Digest)

Over the course several months, there have been heavy speculations that we might not have to wait a full five years for the next General Election (GE). As a matter of fact, the year 2017 kicked off with Malaysians rushing off to the post office to be registered as voters to exercise their right to vote. While those based in Malaysia can easily sign up and perhaps endure a long waiting period as they wait their turn to be registered, the same cannot be said for Malaysians who are based…

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  EC must protect the right of all overseas Malaysians to vote in GE-14

  22nd March 2017  EC must protect the right of all overseas Malaysians to vote in GE-14   The Electoral Commission must uphold the right of Malaysians overseas to vote in the upcoming General Elections (GE14) by taking all appropriate and necessary  actions to enfranchise overseas Malaysians in accessing their right to vote, and to ensure a smooth process in registering overseas voters and implementing advance voting ballots for postal voters. There are approximately 1.4 million Malaysians living overseas (source: World Bank).   Under Section 2 of the Election (Registration of…

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