For the first time in the country’s electoral history, overseas non-civil servant Malaysians were allowed to vote in the respective locations where they resided. Voting took place at Malaysian consulates or embassies in India, Australia, the UK and China. A survey at polling centres in London, Melbourne and Perth saw at least 69% of the voters favouring Pakatan as the government of Malaysia for the next four to five years. Only 3.90% of voters surveyed in Melbourne disclosed their preference for BN to remain in power.

Seventy out of 76 surveyed respondents in Los Angeles voted for Pakatan, which is the highest percentage among the four locations at 92.11%.

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