lection Commission chairperson Mohd Hashim Abdullah announced May 9 (Wednesday) as the polling date for the 14th general election while the nomination of candidates will take place on April 28. The campaigning period will be for 11 days.
The announcement was made at the EC headquarters in Putrajaya this morning.
Caretaker prime minister Najib Abdul Razak had announced the dissolution of Parliament on April 7 after receiving the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s consent, to pave the way for the “mother of all polls” in Malaysia.
According to the law, the general election must be held within 60 days from the date of parliament’s dissolution.
Amir Shah R.A.B.U = Rakyat Akan Buang Umno
John Leong- Employer here. I will let me staff take 2 days off on Tuesday and Wednesday just to go back hometown to Vote you Dogs out. ?
Kean Jin – Why not on weekend? on Monday or Friday? Wednesday so that the city folks can’t go back to vote? Evil…
Hardave Singh Dave Evan – if they choose the date on workin day,tat would not stop me from voting.I rather loose 1 day salary then loosing my whole future under a currupt govt.
Daniel Mah – What a Dirty way to cheat and Prevent ppls to come back or return to their respective hometown to cast their democratic vote !!!
John NK Lau – Shame to SPR as the tools of the corrupted regime by purposely on working day. No matter what day and how far, we shall go back to vote for change and make Malaysia Great Again.
Foo Wee Chin – bloody hell, purposely hold it on a weekday to deter voters! come on voters, it’s do it or die from further sufferings…plan ur journey home from NOW!
John NK Lau – Shame to SPR as the tools of the corrupted regime by purposely on working day. No matter what day and how far, we shall go back to vote for change and make Malaysia Great Again.Leo Chimaera I believed the date set was a calculated move to make it hard for outstation voters to vote!! Need to take leave and all!! This will impact the low income urban voters the most!!
Rezal Johan – Mcm mana kalau yg dari sabah sarawak kerja di semenanjung yg mau balik ke negeri masing2 ? Sudah tentu menyusahkan kalau buat time kerja
Zuwairi Md Yusof – bn umno troll korang lagi.korang boleh balas troll tu dgn cuti terus rabu tu undi pkr ramai2.cuti je terus seminggu biar bn umno yg kene troll balik
Samuel George – This is really too much. Look at our country. No system. Umno takut
Ravi Chandran – Why on a weekday? Elections Commission is so stupid
Eric NG – Celaka punya orang.. hari bekerja macam mana nak undi?otak karat ke cacat?
Febe Han – I will be giving all my staff the week off. Hope other businesses owners do the same.It’s expensive but it is worth it.
Christopher Kim Stupid – Why not over the typical weekend? So clear that lower voter turnout is the aim here. Now all companies have to also sacrifice closing a productive day for this. If not, hope they will let their staff go to do the necessary.
Ramesh Surianarayanan – Another way to decrease the numbers of voters. Those who are staying away couldn’t be back to hometown for voting especially youngsters. Good job SPR. Keep it up.
Yeen Laichuan Najib’s – dirty tactic to ensure low voter turnout. To all Malaysian if you value your future please apply leave and return home to vote. If we cannot beat them this time, it will the end of the road for us.
Mohd Tajuddin – What the use saturday and sunday ec dont follow x pm order.you all look like bloodyfool..
Khalid Al Walid – Spr bn cuba nafikan hak kita smua..ayuh smua kita cuti/ponteng utk undi ph. Kjaan ph akan umum cuti utk kita smua sebagai ganjaran…
Venushree Prabha Crazy – What will happen to the private sector workers
Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari – Let’s show to BN & SPR nothing can STOP us from voting BN out even on a Wednesday. As Employers we will give our staff unrecorded leave for the staff to go back to vote. Malaysia Boleh
Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari – Let’s show to BN & SPR nothing can STOP us from voting BN out even on a Wednesday. As Employers we will give our staff unrecorded leave for the staff to go back to vote. Malaysia BolehacRagini Gunasekaran Weekend or weekday they can’t stop us anymore. I rather lose a day or two pay to return to cast my vote! It’s now or never!
Ahmad Ahmad – This is like an attempt to disable working class voters from voting! So the kampung folks can easily go…
CL Saw – All responsible employers please allow unpaid leave or better still paid leave, so all your employees can vote.
Joseph Chung – That what evils leaders try to stop us from voting , hope all will take leave to drown the evils peoples
Raymond Noel – Choosing a week day is Plainly a tactic to reduce voter turn out
Mohan Ramachandren – So worried and look like a strategy to avoid more people to turn out. Real idiots!
Chee Jin – even Wednesday will not deter us from going back to vote
Safwan Suboh – hari mengundi rabu ..strategi nak kurangkan peratusan keluar mengundi . undilah keadilan !!! suara rakyat suara keramat !!!
Alan Kong – I here to say hope all company allow your staff 1 or 2 day off. This strategy obviously is to deny urban voter to travel back to vote. Who is urban voter? they are young conscious educated voters. They wanted to create low turn out so certain bad party can win. This dirty trick show they are scare. Come on guys. Every year u can travel for holiday here and there. This once every 5 years election shouldnt be a problem for you to travel back to vote. Do it for Malaysia, do it for your future and do it for our children.