Here's something absurd...
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants employers to give flexibility to out-of-town voters who want to exercise their voting rights in the Machap by-election on Thursday.WHY is the polling day on a working day in the first place? Why not on the weekend? Why place the burden of encouraging voter turnout on employers instead of the Election Commission?
Since polling fell on a working day, employers must give some relaxation for their employees to cast their ballots, the Deputy Prime Minister said.
"Employers must accept and understand their responsibility in encouraging their workers to vote. If they prevent them from voting, this will lead to a low voter turnout on polling day," he told reporters.
It's like saying all doctors must accept and understand their responsibility not to let gunshot victims die. But he forgets to ask the police why people are getting shot in the first place.