Was there any political motivation behind Taib the politicina’s marriage with a Syrian born women Ragad Waleed Al-kurdi, when it happen, otherwise,quite oddly ahead of an imminent state election? The effect, for a start, is almost everyone was caught unprepared for it! Few found an agle to frame it-where mostly prefer to leave it as a personal affair. But the unfathomable politics seems to be lurking in the back of people’s suspicius mind. The political tempo was halted suddenly-giving Taib the politician some breathing space from the unending revelation of corruption!
Archive for January 17th, 2011
JAWAPAN LISAN DEWAN RAKYAT TUAN JOHN A/L FERNANDEZ PADA 2 DISEMBER 2010
TUAN JOHN A/L FERNANDEZ minta PERDANA MENTERI menyatakan:
a) Apakah perbelanjaan yang ditanggung oleh Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya bagi mengadakan Pilihan Raya Kecil Hulu Selangor dan Sibu baru-baru ini; dan
b) Apakah jumlah perbelanjaan (peruntukan atau sumbangan) Kerajaan semasa tempoh berkempen di kedua-dua kawasan tersebut.
Actually the re-delineation exercise is unlikely for the rest of Malaysia for 2 reasons: 1. The lack of 2/3 majority in Parliament by BN means that they cannot gain approval for the new borders unless they act impartially in the exercise-which is unlikely for them to do judging from EC’s past records; 2. the time required for such an exercise means that they cannot possibly complete it ahead of the imminent general elections; So the EC is more likely to look into changing the electoral laws to achieve the same purpose. Don’t ask what purpose that is.
JAWAPAN LISAN DEWAN RAKYAT DATO’ HAJI AB. HALIM BIN AB. RAHMAN PADA 6 DISEMBER 2010
DATO’ HAJI AB. HALIM BIN AB. RAHMAN [PENGKALAN CHEPA] minta PERDANA MENTERI menyatakan status semakan semula bahagian-bahagian pilihan raya serta cadangan tambahan bahagian pilihan raya parlimen terutama di negeri-negeri yang tidak ada tambahan kerusi dalam beberapa semakan terdahulu.
Latest voters figures from Parliament confirm yet again that Sarawakians are the lowest represented in Malaysian states in terms of electoral democracy. To get a true picture than this average state wide calculations: more than half of the interior citizens are voiceless-so they cannot even start to object to this state of voicelessness!!!!
JAWAPAN LISAN TUAN KULASEGARAN A/L MURUGESON DI DEWAN RAKYAT PADA 2 NOVEMBER 2010
TUAN KULASEGARAN A/L MURUGESON [IPOH BARAT] minta PERDANA MENTERI menyatakan:-
a) Adakah Kerajaan berpuas hati dengan kaedah yang dijalankan bagi pendaftaran pemilih baru pada masa sekarang; dan
b) Sila senaraikan bilangan warganegara Malaysia yang masih belum mendaftar sebagai pemilih mengikut umur dan negeri.
The Sarawak state elections will be the 2nd time when the EC will use hologram stickers to secure the ballot boxes to dispel criticisms that the ballot boxes could be swapped mid-way through any transportation. While it is a positive move it is by no means all it takes to restore full public confidence on the electoral administration by the EC-which has been criticised for its partiality and lack of effectiveness for decades. May be other than looking at the hardware for electoral management the EC should reflect on the softwares ie the EC’s itself as a suitable materail to run the elections in free and fair basis that meet not just international standards but also the local school club elections!
EC says to use holograms on Tenang ballot boxes
Bahasa Malaysia Editor
The EC claim that proxy votes are allowed in corporate setting and in a Toronto municipal elections-thus it is justifiable in Malaysia. What the EC chief refused to say is: how do the EC’s integrity and impartiality compared to the practices in the corporate sector and Toronto municipal-or even a school election! When the election administration here is so bad that no observer had fully approved it the attempt to utilise proxy voting in Malaysia will certainly attract huge reservation! The EC should make use of the coming opportunity to overhaul the electoral system to put right some glaring weaknesses of the current electoral system rather than be so `forward looking’ to try some new tricks which are suspected of extending the unfair electoral system in the country! Proxy votes which remove the voting execution from the secured polling station expose the voters to undue influences that also threaten the secrecy of the vote!