NEW DELHI, Jan 27 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has described the ‘spoilt vote’ campaign launched by certain quarters as an action that contradicts the democratic system being practised in Malaysia.
He said the negative campaigning approach to win the 14th General Election (GE14) should not have been made because Malaysians should be given the right to determine their choice of government.
“Everyone has the right to exercise the powers granted by the Constitution to every Malaysian citizen who is an eligible and registered voter. So this is the time for us exercise our rights to determine the government, this is our choice because it is (our) responsibility as an individual to determine who should become the government of Malaysia,” he told Malaysian journalists here today.
Najib said this when asked to comment on the Spoilt Vote Campaign which previously went viral on social media via messages with hashtags #UndiRosak or #SpoiltVote, and #ProtesPRU or #GEProtest.
The prime minister is currently on a two-day working visit to the Indian capital to attend the Asean-India Commemorative Summit which coincides with the country’s 69th Republic Day. He concluded his two-day working visit today and is scheduled to return to Kuala Lumpur tonight. — Bernama