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Malaysia GE13: 18 foreign observers and 1,200 local ones will witness poll

Published on May 4, 2013 7:46 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Eighteen international observers from Asia, including representatives from the Asean Secretariat, who were invited by the Election Commission (EC) for Malaysia's 13th general election, were brought around to see preparations at the polling centres around the city on Saturday.

A Bernama news agency report quoted EC deputy chairman Wan Ahmad Wan Omar as saying that the 18 observers comprised six representatives each from Indonesia and Thailand, and two each from Myanmar, Cambodia and the Asean Secretariat.

These countries had previously invited Malaysian EC officers to their country as observers during their election, he told reporters after a briefing for the election observers by the EC, here on Saturday.

Mr Wan Ahmad said they will also monitor the voting process in several Federal Territory parliamentary areas such as Gombak, Titiwangsa and Setiawangsa, as well as vote tallying in Putrajaya on Sunday.

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