Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Galvanising the overseas vote

Galvanising the overseas vote

FOR the first time since our independence, Malaysians living and working in different countries abroad have organised themselves strategically and collectively to return home to vote under the Jom Balik Undi (JBU) initiative. Launched in November 2011 as a social media initiative, the campaign has been encouraging Malaysians to go home and vote. Its purpose is “to help create a cleaner and brighter future for all Malaysians”.

Just who are these Malaysians who are running and participating in JBU? What sacrifices are the Malaysians who are returning home making in order to vote? And what is motivating them to spend money and time to make their choice known during the 13th general election (GE13) since our independence?

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