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Minister: Refusal to sign Form 14 should not have happened

  • Sep 6, 2018
The refusal by Election Commission presiding officers in charge of polling stations to sign Form 14 should not have occurred, noted the Election Commission (EC).This was said in a parliamentary reply by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong who oversees laws and parliamentary affairs."EC is of the view that this should not have happened given that every presiding officer was given intensive training to ensure that all Form 14s prepared by the EC were completely filled up," s
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EC chairperson to leave commission on July 1

  • Jun 13, 2018
Election Commission chairperson Mohd Hashim Abdullah will leave the commission on July 1. This was notified in a statement from the EC corporate communication division today. "The EC would like to inform that Mohd Hashim Abdullah will shorten his tenure as the chairperson, effective July 1, 2018. "The shortening of this service tenure has been approved by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and informed through a letter from the comptroller of the royal household, dated June 7, 2018," said the st
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‘Bersatu’s poor showing in GE14 down to EC's electoral fraud’

  • May 28, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has alleged that electoral fraud committed by the Election Commission caused Bersatu to lose several parliamentary and state seats in the recent polls."We have received reports on cheating cases that were committed by the EC, which caused several of our candidates to lose," he claimed at a press conference today after chairing the Bersatu supreme council meeting.Mahathir, the Bersatu chair, said that a number of the party's candidates lost their leads during ta
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Suspend EC chief to kickstart institutional reforms, says Bersih

  • May 23, 2018
Electoral reform NGO Bersih has called for Election Commission chief Mohd Hashim Abdullah to be suspended to begin the government’s process of institutional reforms.Not only that, it said the six other EC commissioners should also be suspended as the commission had “lost public confidence” and was complicit in “electoral malpractices” in the 14th general election.“The chief commissioner Mohd Hashim, his deputy Othman Mahmood and the other five commissioners have to this day unashamed
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AGC, EC, MACC, among agencies which may undergo institutional reform

  • May 16, 2018
The Committee on Institutional Reforms only has 60 days to submit their recommendations to the new government through the Council of Eminent Persons.In the committee’s first press conference since its formation yesterday, they said some of the key institutions they would examine include the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), the Election Commission (EC), the MACC, the judiciary and the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) and the police force.This is especially important as key institution
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Bersatu sends SOS, EC told to extend voting time due to long queues

  • May 9, 2018
GE14 | Bersatu has appealed to Malaysians to come out in large numbers to cast their ballots in the 14th general election.A posting on the party's Facebook page this afternoon said the voter turnout is still low compared to the 2013 general election.“Guys! Please call all your friends who have not voted to come out and vote. We need 85 percent turnout to ensure BN is toppled. Please. Help us! S.O.S,” read the posting.The Election Commission announced that voter turnout as of 3pm was at 69 pe
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EC chief apologises for late delivery of postal votes

  • May 9, 2018
GE14 | Election Commission chairperson Mohd Hisham Abdullah today apologised to voters who received their postal votes late.The matter, he added, would be investigated."The EC has received complaints of late delivery of postal votes and we apologise for it. We will also investigate this," Hashim said at a press conference in Putrajaya.A number of Malaysians residing overseas have complained about receiving their ballot papers late.Even Bersih London organised a protest outside the Malaysia Touri
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Dr Streram files RM7.6m misfeasance suit against EC

  • May 7, 2018
PKR's Rantau candidate Dr S Streram today filed an RM7.6 million misfeasance in public office suit against the Election Commission and returning officer Amino Agos Suyub for preventing him from contesting in the 14th general election.He filed the suit through Messrs Haniff Khatri & Co at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.In his statement of claim, Streram alleged that the defendants failed in their responsibilities under the Election Commission Act 1958, resulting in him not bein
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Survey: 80.3pct of youths think EC isn't fair and independent

  • May 5, 2018
GE14 | Some 80.3 percent of youths do not think that the Election Commission (EC) is fair and independent, according to a preliminary survey by the Centre For Public Policy Studies (CPPS).This is according to a survey of 269 respondents aged between 21 and 30, which was conducted across Peninsular Malaysia from April 1 to April 26. The survey also found that 45.33 percent of the respondents did not vote in the last general election.However, of this, 64.71 percent now say they will in the 14
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'Ten 'major' irregularities found in electoral roll ahead of GE14'

  • May 3, 2018
Electoral reform movement Bersih and NGO Engage have found 10 major irregularities in the electoral roll as the country heads to the 14th general election (GE14).In a statement today, the two bodies said the flaws were discovered based on analyses of the historical and the latest electoral roll, which will be used for GE14.The 10 flaws are as follows:1) Deceased voters were re-registered as new voters (23 cases);2) Former citizens were re-registered as new voters (48 cases);3) Voters existed dur
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