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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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EC hasn't heard of the digital age, claims DAP leader

  • May 1, 2018
GE14 | Incumbent MP for Ipoh Barat M Kulasegaran, vying for a fifth term in Parliament, said of his experience of the nomination process at his seat, that it appeared mired in the analogue age, whereas technological innovation is at the digital stage.The DAP leader said that after submitting his nomination papers at Ipoh City Hall in Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang last Saturday, candidates had to wait until 15 minutes past noon before the returning officer confirmed who the eligible candidates wer
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EC chief: Those unhappy with nomination decisions are free to appeal

  • Apr 28, 2018
GE14 | Those unhappy with decisions made during nomination day are welcome to take the matter up to court, Election Commission (EC) chief Mohd Hashim Abdullah said today.  He said this when asked why PKR vice-president Chua Tian Chang, or Tian Chua, had had his nomination papers rejected when filing them at the Batu nomination centre today.“Decisions made during the nomination period are made by the Returning Officer (RO).“So whoever, any of the candidates, who feel they need to object
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Yoursay: Barring of Suhakam by EC the final straw

  • Apr 28, 2018
YOURSAY | ‘How is it that even a gov’t-appointed body cannot be observers?’EC rejects Suhakam's request to observe GE14Gerard Lourdesamy: One government body is telling another government body to stay out. This is highly improper and suspicious. Is the Election Commission (EC) afraid of the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam)?Just look at the observers invited. All have zero credibility, except for Timor Leste and maybe Indonesia.Instead of inviting observers from the Commonwealth Secretaria
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Bersih calls for vigilance in observing early and postal voting process

  • Apr 27, 2018
GE14 | Electoral watchdog Bersih has called on the Election Commission (EC) to reveal the total number of registered postal voters in each constituency to improve transparency of the early and postal voting process.In making the call, Bersih executive director Yap Swee Seng said all candidates should also be more vigilant to observe the early polling on May 5."This is important because manipulation and fraud through early voting and postal voting can decide the outcome of the 14th general electi
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