Malaysians in PNG to vote on April 28

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The National, Thursday 18th April 2013

 MALAYSIANS residing in Papua New Guinea will cast their votes on April 28.

In a statement yesterday, the Malaysian High Commission advised its citizens, who have registered as overseas voters, to check the Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya (election commission) at to find out the status of their overseas voting applications.

“Malaysians who have been duly verified and approved by SPR as overseas voters are required to bring along an ID or their passports to cast their votes at the high commission (lot 16, section 531 of Rosewood executive residence, Savannah Heights) in Port Moresby from 9am to 6pm on April 28.”

The high commission also warned that relatives or representatives would not be allowed to collect the ballot papers on someone else’s behalf.  

“The voters will be given an envelope containing the ballot papers. 

“Marked ballot papers will be dropped in the overseas postal voting bag. The ballot papers will then be brought back to Malaysia to be given to the returning officers of the respective constituencies,” it said. 

“One may also collect and return the ballot paper after April 28.

“However, he/she will have to arrange and cover the cost of delivering the ballot paper to the respective returning officers in Malaysia, i.e. via courier mail.”