Wan Azizah tells voters to object to redelineation exercise

azizahPETALING JAYA: PKR President Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is urging voters to hand in their objections to the Election Commission’s (EC) redelineation exercise.

In a statement issued today, Wan Azizah said that the EC’s redelineation proposal revealed yesterday showed “clearly” that it was done to benefit the ruling coalition of Barisan Nasional (BN).

“Malaysians are shocked by this effort that violates the spirit of democracy and the principle of fairness in the electoral process,” she said.

“I urge as many voters as possible who were affected by the sudden removal of Parliamentary seats to immediately enter their objections against the proposal.”

She also called on all Malaysians to remain steadfast in the struggle for justice especially in commemoration of Malaysia Day.

“While many might be asking where our country is headed and whether or not we’ll be able to solve some of the major problems we are now facing, I believe that many are still hopeful that there is a better future for Malaysia and I pray that we will all continue to persevere in the struggle for justice while recalling the original spirit of the establishment of our beloved country.”

Meanwhile the chairman of electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0, Maria Chin Abdullah told FMT yesterday that Subang MP Sivarasa Rasiah of PKR had been greatly affected by the redelineation exercise.

“Sivarasa used to have three DUNs (assemblymen) in his area, but now he only has two DUNs because he lost Bukit Lanjan. They actually shifted almost 50,000 voters from his area. What is the justification?

“And that area was his main support base because Bandar Utama, Tropicana and Damansara are all there. Now, he is left with only Paya Jaras and Kota Damansara. Paya Jaras has an army camp whereas Kota Damansara is an Umno seat,” Chin said.

She also urged members of the public to visit the Bersih 2.0 website to download the objection forms pertaining to the redelineation exercise, that will in turn be forwarded to the authorities.

“Download the form and fill it up. Send us your objection and we can forward it to areas affected. We have to submit these forms before the 30-day limit runs out.

“So, we only have three or four weeks to handle this.”

The public can download and fill up the form at dart.bersih.org .