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Domestic workers, students among Indonesians taking part in overseas voting here

Published on Apr 6, 2014 1:03 PM
Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore Andri Hadi getting ready to cast his vote at the Indonesian embassy in Singapore on Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: RUPALI KAREKAR

More than 5,000 people had voted by midday in the Indonesian parliamentary polls which are being held at the Indonesian embassy in Singapore on Sunday.

Domestic workers, students and professionals formed the bulk of the Indonesian diaspora who came in huge numbers at the make-shift polling booths erected within the embassy premises for the overseas voting process.

"We are expecting the numbers to increase manifold during the second half of the polling hours," Mr Simon Soekarno, Minister Counsellor at the embassy's Information, Social and Cultural Affairs told The Straits Times.

He said they are expecting at least 50 per cent turnout from the registered 112,000 voters here.

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