Bersih 2.0 wants 100,000 Selangor voters to object second display of redelineation exercise


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 18 Jan 2018

PETALING JAYA: Bersih 2.0 is calling for 100,000 Selangor voters to object to the proposed redelineation in the state. 

“It is of immediate urgency. We only have two more weeks or less,” said Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah at a press conference on Thursday (Jan 18).

The Election Commission (EC) is currently displaying the recommendations on the proposed redelineation in Selangor for a month starting Monday (Jan 15) to Feb 14. 

Maria said a valid objection must be represented by a spokesman and accompanied by 100 signatures or more to endorse the objection. 

“It is the duty and right of the voter to protect and ensure that the strength of a vote is equally represented across Malaysia,” she said. 

Maria also said after Feb 14, the EC would launch inquiries to discuss the concerns stated in the letter of objection and the final report would be sent to the Prime Minister, who would then table it in Parliament. 

“Once it goes to the Prime Minister, he has the power to accept or reject it,” she said. 

Meanwhile, Penang Institute head of political and social analysis Dr Wong Chin Huat said the redelineation in Selangor would make it even more possible for Barisan Nasional to regain its two-third majority with 15 more seats. 

Bersih 2.0 has set up 12 objection collection centres and further details can be found at its website dart.bersih.org/pusatbantahan.
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