Sat, 31 May 2003

People told to use right to vote

PONTIANAK, West Kalimantan: A member of the General Elections Commission (KPU) Chusnul Mar'iyah called on the public on Friday to exercise their right to vote in the 2004 election.

She said that abstaining from voting on election day would not be an effective means of protest because the election results would still be valid.

Voting helps bring about constitutional changes to national leadership, she said.

Chusnul was in Pontianak disseminating information concerning the preparation of the elections.

She said that people's right to vote was important as it would ensure a change of leadership. -- Antara