Monday September 10, 2012
Malaysians willing to put off holidays just to vote
KUALA LUMPUR: With the general election speculated to be held in November, most Malaysians seem willing to put off their holiday plans in order to vote.
IT executive Mohd Nurul Hisham, 33, said he was willing to defer his vacation if it falls on polling day.
“I will sacrifice anything for the country’s benefit. It concerns my future, too,” said Hisham at the MATTA Fair.
Another visitor to the fair, who only wished to be known as Lee, said he would defer his vacation without hesitation.
“I will definitely exercise my right to vote. I will vote for my children’s future,” he said.
Faka Mazidati said voting takes a higher priority.
“A holiday can be replaced anytime, but not an election,” said the 32-year-old nurse.
MATTA president Datuk Mohd Khalid Harun advised holidaymakers to read the fine print if they planned to postpone their holidays.