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Archive for April 2nd, 2011

Sarawak Chief Minister has donated towards his former university which resulted in a building named after him in Adalaide University, South Australia. However the campus community is not happy to have a building named after what they believe to be a corrupt man and a destroyer of Sarawak rainforests. A video link of the protest is here!

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Police stopped DAP's campaigning -but allow BN's. Double standards?

Kuching: DAP announcement of names went on a wrong footing when Kuching Police Chief, Mun Kuok Keong went out to the podium to stop State Assemblyman, a candidate for Sentosa from speaking this evening.

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The EC need to secure 2/3 majority in Parliament to get the re-delineation exercise approved-thus the current Parliament where BN lost 2/3 majority offer a golden opportunity for the EC to do a 1st ever bi-partisan re-delineation exercise and restore some semblance of electoral justice for Malaysian voters after half a century of partisan re-delineation. The people can look forward to reduce disparity between the biggest and the smallest constituencies, less gerry-mandering, less partisan transferring of voters from 1 seat to another etc. Bring it on, EC!

 

EC Will Implement Redelineation Excercise

Saturday, 02 April 2011 08:02
PUTRAJAYA – The Election Commission (EC) will implement redelineation of parliamentary and state constituency boundaries as it was last done in March 2003.

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EC says no to Mafrel to observe Sarawak polls
Written by Malaysia Chronicle

EC says no to Mafrel to observe Sarawak polls

The Election Commission (EC) has decided not to give accreditation to Mafrel (Malaysians for Free and Fair Elections) to be an independent observer in the Sarawak state election, polling of which is on April 16.

EC secretary Datuk Kamaruddin Mohamed Baria said this was because Mafrel had failed to fully comply to EC’s requirements.

“Among them is for Mafrel and its affiliates to be non-partisan in their work,” he said in a statement.

He said it was EC’s aim to work together with independent election observers which had credibility, integrity and able to control the affiliates.

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SEW's spokeperson Wong Meng Chuo call the bluff of EC!

EC’s deputy chair Dato Wan Ahmad repeat the EC’s traditional myth that the electoral roll is clean-and sure as ever SEW (Sibu Election Observers) poke through the lie by exposing that there is a centurian (age 130 if alive) in Nangka constituency which they discovered from the newly released electoral roll! In 2006 the discovery of 3 centurians in nangka allegedly caused the embarrassed EC Chief then Tan Sri Rashid to pack up and leave the next day! He too assert that his rolls were clean at that time. So is the EC try to repeat a lie often enough to make the world fall for it?

Press Statement

SEW (Sibu Election Watchers) takes on EC Deputy Chairman Datuk Wira Wan Ahmad Omar’s words (30 March) that the electoral roll is cleaning up those names who are dead to get ready for the Sarawak State Election. However, SEW found the contrarily when random sms check on the roll that the oldest person, M Mahli B Sulong born in 1880 (131 years, IC 801231130313) is still an eligible voter in N.49 Nangka. His voting station is SK Perbandaran Sibu No. 3, Jalan Bandong at Saluran 1.

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