Postal voting eligibility should be reduced, says veterans group

Source: The Malay Mail Online

National Patriots Association president Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji said the current postal voting system needs to be improved. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — The categories of civil servants allowed for postal voting should be reduced and not increased says National Patriots Association president Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji.

He said the current postal voting system needs to be improved although he is of the opinion that it should be abolished completely.

He suggested that a proper duty roster on the polling day would allow security forces personnel to cast their votes on the polling day.

“Unlike our time when we were fighting our nation’s enemies, when the bulk of the troops were either in the jungle or on standby for emergency deployment, we are now in peacetime and troops are stationed in their respective bases,” said Mohamed Arshad in a statement. Read more