There is a proposal to allow proxy voting in the next GE.
I am flabbergasted how this could have been proposed in a country that calls itself a democracy.
We might as well not hold any elections.
In a case of proxy voting, some sort of forms will have to be used. This is where lots of hanky panky can happen.
Who is to prevent someone to ask for a high sum of money to give his proxy form away? Maybe to the highest bidder?
Who is to prevent voters to sell their votes for 50 or even 100 ringgits per vote ?
Who is to prevent forged signatures , forged proxy forms etc etc??
Might as well assign a password to each citizen and ask them vote online..
If the above (proxy voting) does happen, then the person or party with the deepest pockets will win; policies are no more important!
And if this person or party wins, be assured that he or the elected representatives from this party would try to recoup whatever was spent and more!
The country would be stripped bare in no time!
Only a fool could have thought up such ‘brilliant’ idea!