Hornbill Unleashed

October 14, 2016

Bersih offers training for objections against redelineation

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:01 PM

The Selangor and Penang state governments under Pakatan have filed objections to the EC’s proposed redelineation as the 30-day submission period for objections ends today. — File picA Bersih 2.0 task force will be training those who had volunteered to represent voters who filed objections against the proposed redelineation exercise.

The polls reform group also said its special task force for redelineation, the Delineation Action and Research Team (DART), expected a “record number” of objections this time around, surpassing the 285 and 66 objections received for the peninsula and Sabah respectively in the last redrawing of electoral boundaries in 2003.

“DART will be conducting Delineation Drills Of Spokespersons (DDOS) training to prepare those who volunteered to represent the 100 over fellow affected voters in their constituencies,” the Bersih 2.0 steering committee said in a statement.

“DART would also like to help those who submitted objections to improve their arguments with more detailed research and also to coordinate legal actions where necessary or when no inquiry is called for their objections even though they are based on valid grounds.

“To be able to do this, we would need all those who submitted objection letters (Surat/Borang Bantahan) during this 30-days period, to email us a copy of their submission. The email address is dart.malaysia@gmail.com. Type in the subject header the code and name of their constituency, for example, P104 Kelana Jaya,” it added.

According to Bersih 2.0, the Election Commission (EC) will go through the objections to decide which ones merit an inquiry that may take place next month.

The Selangor and Penang state governments under Pakatan have filed objections to the EC’s proposed redelineation as the 30-day submission period for objections ends today.

Both states claimed that the EC’s recommendations were unconstitutional.


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