From MAFREL blog
Batang Ai: 56% eligible voters not registered!
This is part of a Bernama report today which expose the extremely low rate of voters registration in Batang Ai! Something must be done to facilitate the registration of these voters or else it amount to disenfranchising them as citizens! For 22 000 people if we take away the 20% as those who are too young there are still some 18 000 eligible voters. With only 8000 registered this amount to about 44% registration-which is much lower than the national average at about 67%! With such a low registration rate it is possible that the choice as Assemblyperson by these registered voters may not reflect the overall people’s sentiments! Whatever happen to the regard for `the will of the people’?