Malaysians in Singapore not expected to make impact in coming general elections: Minister

Pulai MP Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said he did not expect Malaysians in Singapore to turn up in large numbers to vote this time. PHOTO: THE STAR

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysians returning from Singapore to vote in the 14th General Elections will not have the same impact they did in previous elections, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

He added that he did not expect them to turn up in large numbers to vote this time.

"They tried this in 2008 and 2013 due to the opposition's propaganda but felt cheated as they could not change the government," he told reporters after officiating a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting here on Saturday (Jan 27).

"I think they might not even bother to come back to vote," he added, saying that the opposition was not united and that people were fed up with their internal squabbling.

He added that there was already a movement to encourage people to spoil their votes.

"All this never happened before. This is not a Barisan Nasional tactic," he said, urging people to come and vote and not to spoil their votes.

The minister was asked to comment on talk that Malaysians working in Singapore could make a huge impact in the 14th General Elections which is due by August if they return to vote, especially in Johor.

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