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Archive for July 23rd, 2012

Now and then the EC/SPR come out to defend itself-but quietly. So there is a report of such a defense  that the EC issued and reported by CJ Malaysiakini below. From the report the EC try to refute some `lies’ -but: who made such alleged lies? There is no one quoted as the source of the alleged lies. The  it is funny that the alleged lies seems to have obvious flaws that it is unlikely that anyone could have done it eg 1 allegation is regarding the redelineation of the electoral boundaries for 13th GE-well everyone knows that the EC is not doing it for reasons best known to itself-then how could anyone make allegation about it? More funny-EC offer its `refutation’ to a non-existent `lie’ -smart? Then the real thing come behind: the EC simply `make correction’ to the constituencies with the effect of changing some voters from their original constituency which the EC said was `wrong’! See the connection-where the EC can’t change boundaries officially-may be due to lack of majorities in the legislatures by BN-but it is doing this in effect by switching voters around in way that work the same way as changing constituencies! If there was a mistake before-why didn’t the EC announce it and give some idea of the extent and source of the `mistake’ that suppose to happen `all over the country’! Is there a scandal that the media and NGOs missed all this time when the EC made such extensive `mistakes’ that there are unknown no of voters who need to switch constituencies? The last one about cleaning the electoral rolls-with the usual excuse to absorb the EC from having to clean them up ie the EC has `no power’. However the EC does have power to register hundreds of thousands of illegals as voters as claimed by a few authors in Sabah!  It seems that the alleged lies compiled by the EC are not entirely untruthful-just require more reference and different perspectives!

Election Commission out with The Truth

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The misery of the upper Bengoh folks who face flooding by the Bengoh dam has not gone unheeded: a civil society group LightupBorneo -with the help and donations from West Malaysians, managed to help the folks there to install 2 mini hydros for their new village at Kg Nyegol, above the dam water, but still within their ancestral lands. Enjoy the short video documentation(13min). Camera: Joachim Leong, Samel Wong.

Original Bidayuh music recorded on the spot. See video here.

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