GE 13: Malaysians Return to Vote!

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‘Kak Angry’ scolds the ‘Jom Balik Undi’ campaign

The Malaysian Oversea Voter

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MALAYSIANS ARE GETTING ORGANIZED TO RETURN TO VOTE, OR COMING HOME INDIVIDUALLY.

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Published on Apr 12, 2013

A small group of Malaysians in Singapore have started a campaign urging other Malaysians there to return home to cast their ballots on May 5th.

Jom Balik Undi Campaign in Singapore

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Police warn foreigners over political activities in Singapore

Malaysians carrying placards outside Tampines MRT asking compatriots to return to their homeland and vote for the upcoming Malaysian general elections. (Jom Balik Undi Photo)

Yahoo! Newsroom – Malaysians carrying placards outside Tampines MRT asking compatriots to return to their homeland and vote for the upcoming Malaysian general elections. (Jom Balik Undi Photo)

The Singapore Police Force issued a warning to foreign activists in Singapore Tuesday as it investigates several Malaysians for carrying placards in Tampines urging compatriots to return to their homeland to vote in the upcoming general elections there.

In a post on their Facebook page on Tuesday, the police said that while investigations are ongoing, it would like to remind the public that conducting activities such as carrying placards in a public space is illegal in Singapore if done without a police permit.

“Foreigners should also refrain from importing their domestic political activities into Singapore,” they said.

The police highlighted information under the Public Order Act which states that a police permit is required “to hold any public assembly or conduct any public procession”.

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/police-warn-foreigners-over-political-activities-in-singapore-102921804.html;_ylt=Asv8

Malaysiakini

Singapore police probe six Malaysians over voting drive

Six Malaysians are under investigation in Singapore after initiating a campaign urging fellow Malaysians there to return home to vote in the 13th general election.

They were requested to go to a police station as they did not have a permit.

One participant, Liew Sze Ping, said that a dozen of them had begun their campaign yesterday at 10am in crowded areas near Bugis Street and Tampines.

Liew said those in the group had walked about quietly along pavements, carrying posters and placards, without disturbing the public order.
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They were told that they were being investigated under the Public Order Act which states that those wishing to advocate any campaign or idea must get a permit in advance from the police.

Liew stressed that their action is for a good and noble cause – to help by persuading Malaysians in Singapore to return home and vote on May 5.

A large number of Malaysians work in Singapore, and they could have a significant impact on the election results if they vote.

It is learnt that bus and air tickets from Singapore to various towns in Malaysia are fast selling out.

Singapore police probe six Malaysians over voting drive

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Malaysiakini

Friends in S’pore start own ‘return to vote’ campaign

Several persons were spotted roving around the Jurong East MRT station in Singapore yesterday carrying placards urging Malaysians to return to their hometowns to vote.

One onlooker took a photograph of the scene and posted it on Facebook, where it went viral with over 1,800 ‘shares’ in just 17 hours.

NONEThis turned out to be part of a private initiative of a group of about 20 Malaysian expatriates working or studying on the island nation, whom, despite fears of reprisal from Singaporean authorities, said “it did not feel right” to do nothing ahead of the looming election.

The group’s founder, who asked only to be identified as ‘Ah Yin’, said she was inspired by another photograph that went viral on Facebook several days ago, which featured a man wearing Himpunan Hijau’s signature green T-shirt (right) and holding up a placard urging Malaysians to return to vote.

“I saw the photo and asked my friends in Singapore, ‘Do we want to do this?’ and they said ‘Why not?’ so it accidentally turned into this,” she said when contacted by Malaysiakini today.

Friends in S’pore start own ‘return to vote’ campaign

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Malaysiakini

EC: No more extension, come home to vote

Malaysians out of the country who have failed to register as overseas voters after the midnight deadline must come back to vote come in the 13th general election, as the Election Commission (EC) does not have the power to change the deadline it gazetted.

“With regard to the deadline (for overseas voter registration) of 12 midnight on the day of parliament’s dissolution, the law states that there cannot be any extension to the original time as it has already been gazetted,” explained its chairperson, Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof

“I advise those who have failed to register before the deadline to look to themselves and ask why it happened that way, and return home to vote,” he added.

NONEMalaysians overseas who rushed to register themselves online via the EC website became frustrated after many of them failed to access the site and some experienced difficulties when sending their completed application forms to the commission’s email address.

The EC had previously stated that it may consider extending the deadline after allegations of technical problems facing its online registration facilities, adding that it was seeking legal advice over the matter.

EC: No more extension, come home to vote

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Malaysiakini

AirAsia X launches ‘Fly Home to Vote’ promo
5:21PM Apr 4, 2013

Budget airline AirAsia X yesterday launched their ‘Fly Home to Vote’ campaign by asking those interested to register themselves in order to get the first word on this special offer.

According to its website, the carrier has set aside “a number of seats for registered voters” in order to allow Malaysians to exercise their democratic right.

However, booking and travel periods for the promotion will only be announced when the election dates are confirmed.

“As soon as election dates are announced, we will send an email to registered AirAsia members with full details… Jom mengundi untuk Malaysia! (Let’s vote for Malaysia!),” it said.

However, AirAsia X’s announcement of the promotion only refers to one-way flights to Kuala Lumpur from several destinations and does not include return flights.

Among the routes offered are Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Taipei.

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Malaysiakini

Bus firms also getting in on the act

The airline company is not the only one offering a discount for registered voters to return home for the polls.

Singapore bus ticketing booking service Easibook.com and the Lion City’s ‘Jom Balik Undi’ chapter are also collaborating to offer discounts for Malaysians working in Singapore who will be travelling home to vote.

Easibook.com – which collaborates with 10 bus companies – expects sales to go up by 40 percent during the election period in Malaysia.

AirAsia X launches ‘Fly Home to Vote’ promo

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Malaysian Chronicle

Thursday, 04 April 2013 02:07

100 Malaysian voters to return from China to VOTE – BERSIH Shanghai

Written by  BERSIH Shanghai

Bersih Shanghai has launched the “Go Back To Vote Campaign” on 8 March, offering RMB500 air fare subsidy for Malaysians registered voters residing in China.

The campaign was kicked off with an initial donated fund of RMB15,000 sufficiently for 30 persons and later top up to RMB33,000 following an overwhelming response of 66 applicants in just few days.

Following the dissolution of Parliament, Bersih Shanghai announces today that we now successfully raised a further RMB17,000 in order to subsidise 100 Malaysians registered voters from China to Go Back To Vote!

Bersih Shanghai emphasize that the subsidy is for those in genuine need to fly back to vote for GE13, who actually well-off financially should not apply, allowing us to give the financial assistance only to those in genuine need.

百名在中国居留的马来西亚注册选民回国投票

上海净选盟于3 月8 号推展“回国投票”运动,提供人民币500 元机票补贴予在中国居留的马来西亚注册选民。该运动初步筹得人民币15,000 的赞助而得以开展,补贴30 位马来西亚选民的机票;随着数天内反应热烈而收到66 位选民的申请而增加赞助金额到人民币33,000。

随着国会解散,上海净选盟今天宣布,我们已经成功筹获另外RMB17,000 的赞助以补贴共100 名在中国居留的马来西亚注册选民回国投票!

上海净选盟强调该项补贴是提供给确实需要的选民以飞回国参与第13 届大选,财务宽裕人士不应该申请,以便我们能够把该财务援助只提供给真正需要的人士。

上海净选盟文告

http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=79371:bersih-shanghai-press-state

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There are an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 Malaysians who are working and residing in Singapore.

Singapore bus firms offer discount to GE13 voters

Express bus operators have joined the election frenzy in Malaysia, offering discounts to Malaysians working in Singapore who are travelling home to vote in the 13th general election.

The offer comes after the Singapore chapter of the ‘Jom Balik Undi’ (Let’s return to vote) campaign approached online bus ticket booking service Easibook.com to help encourage Malaysians to return home to vote.

singapore buildingsEasibook.com director William Lee is quoted by Singapore- based Channel News Asia as saying more than 100 people have registered for the discount since the offer was launched last week.

“This is a win-win situation. By participating in this programme, we hope we can help Malaysians to go back to vote at a cheaper price and we can ensure sufficient transportation for them.

“At the same time, we hope they can come back to buy our tickets again in future,” Lee is quoted as saying.

Lee, whose service collaborates with 10 bus companies that operate up to 300 trips across the causeway a day, said he expects sales to hike by 30 to 40 percent during the election period in Malaysia.

A discount code will be sent to customers who have registered online once the polling date is announced and they will be entitled to a 10 percent discount.

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