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Last-minute candidates allowed entry to nomination centres, court told

In such cases, returning officers have no discretion to refuse candidates without passes but must allow them access to the nomination centres, says senior EC officer Afizam Abdullah Sani.

Cop: Returning officer knew PKR candidate was outside nomination centre

Investigating officer Insp Azizul Mohd Zakaria tells Election Court he came to the conclusion after recording statements from 27 people.

Appointment as EC chief in line with constitution, says Art Harun

The lawyer-activist says he cannot comment on references to the Pakatan Harapan manifesto as he is not aligned to any political party.

Santiago: We have high expectations from Art Harun

However, another DAP leader, Boo Cheng Hau, says appointment did not go through a transparent process or scrutiny in Parliament.

Khairy: Art is qualified but appointment needs Parliament’s nod

Rembau MP hopes lawyer can temporarily reject appointment as EC head until matter is brought to Parliament

Lawyer Art Harun appointed EC chairman

He replaces Mohd Hashim Abdullah, whose tenure as chairman was shortened to July 1.

Beware nepotism in PH, Ambiga warns over PD by-election

The former Bersih chairman says either Anwar Ibrahim's wife or daughter should have resigned as MP to pave the way for his return to Parliament.

Ex-EC chief backs MP’s move to make way for Anwar

Abdul Rashid says Port Dickson's Balagopal Abdullah is making a worthy sacrifice for the country's benefit.

EC calls for more voters in Balakong

Voter turnout was only 25% as of 12.30pm.

Reform committee mulls scrapping EC, first past the post system

The committee’s chairman Abdul Rashid Ab Rahman also says the RoS should not be tasked with registering political parties.

EC already studying reforms

Election Commission secretary says it is looking into inputs by NGOs and other social bodies.

EC hopes for 75-80% voter turnout in Balakong

It says polling hours will be extended until 5.30pm to encourage a high voter turnout.

Bersih wants tribunal established to investigate EC

The electoral watchdog plans to send a letter to Dr Mahathir Mohamad urging for the setting up of a tribunal to investigate the alleged misconduct of the Election Commission in GE14.

Saifuddin: Hold Balakong, Seri Setia by-elections on the same day

The PKR secretary-general says this will help Pakatan Harapan make its preparations.

Seri Setia by-election same day as Balakong?

EC deputy chairman Othman Mahmood does not rule out this possibility.

Table report on new Sabah seats soon, says PBS

Its secretary-general Johnny Mositun says the Election Commission’s proposal to increase the state seats to 73 from 60 will lapse next month if not endorsed by Parliament.

Extra 30 minutes for voters in Sungai Kandis

Election Commission says polls will now close at 5.30pm and extra voter channels will be provided to ease congestion.

BN candidate: Show you are unhappy with PH by voting for...

The BN candidate in the Sungai Kandis by-election says voting for him would send a message to the PH govt that the rakyat are not happy with the way they have been governing for the last two months

EC revamp, media bias among problems to solve, says new report...

Among others, the report says media ownership should be made public.

Bersih: Let Sungai Kandis by-election be benchmark for future polls

The polls watchdog calls on candidates, parties, the EC, MACC and the public to play their role in ensuring the by-election is run properly and achieves a high standard.

Bersih denies proposing its former leaders to be EC head

Bersih 2.0 says there is no shortage of other experienced and reform-minded candidates to take over as Election Commission chairman.

A ‘new era’ in handling election disputes, says ex-judge

It is a first step to ensure that the government will not cover the EC for mistakes and intended wrongs, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Ambiga says ‘no’ to Bersih proposal for her to lead EC

Bersih 2.0 said Ambiga Sreenevasan is one of several people capable of being the next Election Commission chairman.

Bersih: New EC head must not be linked to political party

Electoral watchdog says the outgoing EC chairman was with Umno before being appointed to the commission, which eroded public confidence in elections and undermined the country's democracy.