Tag: Election Commission
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.
Investigating officer Insp Azizul Mohd Zakaria tells Election Court he came to the conclusion after recording statements from 27 people.
The lawyer-activist says he cannot comment on references to the Pakatan Harapan manifesto as he is not aligned to any political party.
However, another DAP leader, Boo Cheng Hau, says appointment did not go through a transparent process or scrutiny in Parliament.
Rembau MP hopes lawyer can temporarily reject appointment as EC head until matter is brought to Parliament
He replaces Mohd Hashim Abdullah, whose tenure as chairman was shortened to July 1.
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.
Abdul Rashid says Port Dickson's Balagopal Abdullah is making a worthy sacrifice for the country's benefit.
Voter turnout was only 25% as of 12.30pm.
The committee’s chairman Abdul Rashid Ab Rahman also says the RoS should not be tasked with registering political parties.
Election Commission secretary says it is looking into inputs by NGOs and other social bodies.
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.