Published: Wednesday January 16, 2013 MYT 8:05:00 PM
EC to appoint observers from Asean for 13th GE
KUALA TERENGGANU: The Election Commission (EC) will appoint observers from several Asean countries to monitor the coming general election, said EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof here.
The EC, through a selected panel set up on the advice of Wisma Putra, was expected to appoint observers from Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand, apart from several observers from the Asean secretariat itself, he said.
"At the moment, it has not been finalised as several countries such as Brunei, Singapore, Cambodia and Laos have not been not invited. Wisma Putra will sort them out," he told reporters after the close of a briefing on the 13th General Election for Eastern Zone officers and assistants here on Wednesday.
Abdul Aziz said, apart from foreign observers, EC was also appointing 16 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as neutral observers in the general election.
According him, of the total, there were nine NGOs from Sarawak, four from Peninsula and the rest from Sabah.
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