Nov 18 a holiday in Selangor for voters to return home and vote

By: Patrick Beech

Good news for those living in Selangor. The state government has declared Nov 18 (Friday) as a public holiday to enable outstation voters to return home and vote on polling day (Nov 19).

Selangor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said the state had the highest number of voters in the country with 3,677,848 people.

This, he said was following the lowering of the voting age to 18 and the automatic voter registration exercise.

"A large portion of people working and residing in Selangor are also outstation voters.

"Therefore, the state government has decided to give a public holiday on the eve of the 15th General Election, which is on Friday (Nov 18).

"We hope the caretaker prime minister will also give a similar public holiday to all Malaysians to they can return home to vote and decide the country's future on Nov 19," he said.