Indian origin man wants name out of Malaysia voters roll

Singapore, April 24 (IANS) An Indian origin man in London is fighting to have his name removed from the electoral roll of Malaysia, which is going for general elections next month.

On finding that his name is registered in Malayasia's electoral roll, S.K. Dinesh, 32, filed an emergency judicial review application April 4 through a firm, SN Fam & Co, to have his name removed.

However, the high court in Shah Alam, capital of the Malaysian state of Selangor, Wednesday denied him leave to initiate judicial proceedings against the Election Commission (EC), The Star newspaper reported.

Dinesh had named the EC and its chief registrar as the first and second respondents respectively.

An engineer, Dinesh has been a resident of Britain for 15 years.

In his application, Dinesh claimed that he had notified the chief registrar that he had neither registered to be a voter in Malyasia nor had he given the power or authority to anybody to register him as a voter, according to the report.

According to his father K. Siva Kumar, the fact that Dinesh's name was on the roll came to light when a postcard stating that he was registered voter for the state seat Kota Alam and parliamentary seat Klang arrived at his home address.

Dinesh was not present in the court during Wednesday's hearing, the report said.

Malaysia is going for general elections May 5. Indians comprise a little over seven percent of the country's total population of nearly 30 million.

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