KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysian Armed Forces officers and men, serving under the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) peace mission, cast their ballots in early voting, in the 14th General Election (GE14), Friday and Saturday.
In a statement here, the Malaysian Battalion 850-5 (Malbatt 850-5) said, the 806 officers and men, exercised their right to vote, at polling stations in the Tibnin Camp yesterday, and the Marakah Camp today, from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.
“The Marakah Camp recorded the highest number of early voters, at 450. The Tibnin Camp saw 208 people show up, as 148 of the peacekeepers are voting in Malaysia, because they are back home, on leave,” it said.
Meanwhile, Malbatt 850-5 commander, Col Khairul Anuar Ab Aziz, said, all the officers and men had fulfilled their responsibilities as voters, although some of them had just returned from patrol duty, outside the camp.
Also present was Malaysian Ambassador to Lebanon, Mohd Aznor Mahat, who was at the Marakah Camp, to witness the process.
Malbatt 850-5 embarked on the peace mission on Sept 7, last year.
The group is expected to end the mission on Sept 20, this year.
Source: NAM News Network