Malaysia

Population Statistics

30,513,848

Total Population

4,577,077

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

19 July 2010

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Federal Constitution of Malaysia (1957, last amended 2009)

Updated: June 2015

Article 119, clause 1 states: 

Every citizen who

  • (a) has attained the age of twenty- one years on the qualifying date; and
  • (b) is resident in a constituency on such qualifying date or, if not so resident, is an absent voter… is entitled to vote in that constituency in any election to the House of Representatives or the Legislative Assembly unless he is disqualified under Clause (3) or under any law relating to offences committed in connection with elections; but no person shall in the same election vote in more than one constituency.

 

Excerpt from the Federal Constitution of Malaysia (1957, last amended 2009)