Published: Thursday June 28, 2012 MYT 7:13:00 PM
Pos Malaysia says shortage of voter registration forms addressed
By LOH FOON FONG
PETALING JAYA: Pos Malaysia Bhd admitted that several of its outlets have experienced shortage of voter registration forms due to overwhelming response from customers in those areas, said its Corporate Communications and Customer Care Department group head Datuk Rohaiza Hashim.
However, immediate action was taken and all of its outlets had been well stocked with the forms, she said.
“The stock level is being closely monitored to ensure immediate supply of these forms at all times,” she said in an email reply on Thursday.
Rohaiza said that while waiting for the supply of the forms, counter staff had advised the customers to go to the next nearest outlets to do the registration.
On Tuesday, businessman Tengku Arief Tengku Hamid said that he and 14 of this friends had gone to a post office in Ampang to register himself as a voter following the Election Commission's announcement that registration has been extended until Saturday for those who wanted to be counted in the general election after August.
However, the person at the counter told them that the office had run out of forms. They were told to go to the nearest Umno division to get themselves registered.
The case was highlighted by PKR Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin.
Rohaiza said that at Pos Malaysia outlets, customers needed to present themselves with their MyKads and the staff at the counter would key in the necessary information and validate the Election Commission registration form.
After the form has been printed, customer is required to check and endorse it and a copy will be given to the customer for record, she said.
“On behalf of Pos Malaysia Berhad, we'd like to apologise for any inconvenience caused with regard to this matter,” she said.