Gov't rejects automatic registration for voters

S Pathmawathy (Malaysiakini)
The government has rejected the automatic voter registration system as suggested by the Election Commission as Malaysians cannot be forced to vote, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz.
Nazri told the Dewan Rakyat today that Malaysia respects freedom of choice of its citizen in reply to MP Fong Poh Kuan’s (DAP-Batu Gajah) question on whether the government had the political will to implement the system.
“We can’t force (people to vote) in elections although forcing people is the way of the opposition,” said Nazri, taking a swipe at the Pakatan Rakyat MPs.