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Malaysian's fly home to vote for change

Malaysian's fly home to vote for change

Updated 6 May 2013, 15:32 AEST

One of the features of the keenly fought campaign in Malaysia was the drive to get Malaysian's living abroad to return back to vote.

Locally, it was known as the Jom Balik Undi campaign.

The Election Commission widened the opportunities for postal voting but many didn't trust the new system and wanted to make sure their vote counted.

Liam Cochrane met one such voter outside a polling center in Selangor, 31-year old Prashanth Sreetharan from Sydney, and asked about his reasons for returning to Malaysia.

Reporter: Liam Cochrane

Speaker: Prashanth Sreetharan, who returned from Sydney to Malaysia to vote

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