Namibians in Malaysia urged to register for elections back home

KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (NNN-BERNAMA) — The High Commission of Namibia has called on the country’s citizens currently in Malaysia to register with the high commission to exercise their democratic rights to participate in the upcoming national elections of the Namibian Presidential and National Assembly.

In a statement made available to Bernama International News Service, Namibian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Anne Namakau Mutelo said that both elections, scheduled to be held on Nov 27 in Namibia and earlier on Nov 13 at the Namibian missions abroad, required all Namibians from the age of 18 onwards to register in the Supplementary Registration of Voters.

The Supplementary Registration process started at the high commission here on July 8 and will carry on until July 27 (from Monday to Saturday) from 8 am to 7 pm.

For Namibians who have never registered before, those who have attained 18 years of age before the last registration date and for those who have lost their voter cards, they are welcomed to do so at the high commission with one of the important documents needed — Namibian Identity document (blue), Old Namibian Identity document, Valid Namibian Green Passport or Namibian Citizenship Certificate and Sworn Statements by two registered deponents.

Those in possession of a Valid Voter Register Card do not need to register, she added in the statement.

For more information regarding the voting registration, Namibians are encouraged to visit the high commission’s official Facebook page at

Namibia, now a nation with some 2.62 million people and once called South West Africa, achieved its independence from South Africa after a long struggle on March 21, 1990.

The country is also known for its landscapes, floras and faunas. Namibia is home to 13 ethnic cultures, and 16 languages and dialects are spoken there.