Tag: Election Commission
It says polling hours will be extended until 5.30pm to encourage a high voter turnout.
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.
The PKR secretary-general says this will help Pakatan Harapan make its preparations.
EC deputy chairman Othman Mahmood does not rule out this possibility.
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.
Election Commission says polls will now close at 5.30pm and extra voter channels will be provided to ease congestion.
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
Among others, the report says media ownership should be made public.
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 2.0 says there is no shortage of other experienced and reform-minded candidates to take over as Election Commission chairman.
It is a first step to ensure that the government will not cover the EC for mistakes and intended wrongs, says Gopal Sri Ram.
Bersih 2.0 said Ambiga Sreenevasan is one of several people capable of being the next Election Commission chairman.
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.
Haris Ibrahim says the present judges have failed to uphold their oath to restore judicial independence and defend the Federal Constitution.
His tenure will end on July 1.
It is normal for an incoming administration to replace some of those seen to have sided with the earlier administration and so the guessing game has begun: Who’s next?
The EC is neither part of the executive nor the legislature and it should not receive legal advice from the Attorney-General's Chambers, says Gopal Sri Ram.
Bersih 2.0 says a by-election could be held at any time and if the present EC remains, the election may not be free or fair.
EC chairman Mohd Hashim Abdullah says the results, which were in Pakatan Harapan's favour, are proof that the election was conducted in a fair and transparent manner.
The electoral reform group and Pemantau also call for EC commissioners and officers who contravened the law to be charged.
Putrajaya must also look into revamping the justice system and workings of the Election Commission, says Gopal Sri Ram
The Warisan president says he is looking at several options as there were many clear breaches of election rules by BN and EC officials.
What Malaysians need to do, within the next few remaining hours, is to get out and vote to reshape the destiny of the nation.
It says the playing field has been affected by such acts and that it intends to call for a revamp of the EC in the future.