Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Advanced Voting Commences

Yesterday, advanced voting was conducted for the first time for 235,826 police personnel and armed forces members and their spouses who were eligible to cast their votes. Another 36,561 were registered as postal voters.

Malaysians abroad who missed casting their votes can still collect their ballot slips but the onus is on them to ensure the papers reached the returning officers at their respective constituencies on time. According to the EC, 6,092 of the 8,756 registered citizens (or 69,82%) voted at 100 missions worldwide on Sunday.

I am praying and hoping and trusting that Anwar Ibrahim becomes the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia on Monday.

On Monday evening, I attended the MidValley Toastmasters meeting and at Ang Chee Yong’s request, I accepted the invitation to give an evaluation for a CC speech #4. Overall, the speeches were decent but the evaluations were better. The meeting was a tad serious but it went well. My score: A 6.5 out of a 10.

BTW, for the January-April 2013 period, I had already attended 67 regular Toastmasters meetings (compared to 59 meetings over the same corresponding period in 2012). And this was in 39 Toastmasters clubs (versus only 31 in 2012). My passion for Toastmasters still burns strong!

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