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PBS: What’s holding up approval of new state seats for Sabah?

Party veep Johnny Mositun demands explanation from CM Shafie Apdal and either EC or PM's office.

Penang seeks to set aside EC’s boundary redrawing exercise

Lawyer Leong Cheok Keng says otherwise, the electoral map drawn up just before GE14 will be applicable for at least eight years and may be used in GE15.

Ong: EC has diluted the value of your vote

DAP's Bangi candidate gives example of 10 big, largely urban seats won by the opposition and the 10 smallest won by BN.

Court allows 7 Melaka voters to challenge redelineation

The High Court rules there is prima facie evidence showing malapportionment which contravenes the Federal Constitution.

Why Najib is expected to win GE14

The prime minister will likely benefit from continued suspicion of PH chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the recent redrawing of electoral boundaries, and split votes due to PAS.

Analysts: No guarantee redelineation will give BN victory

Researchers from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University say although the redelineation will help BN win marginal seats held by the opposition, there are other factors at work too.

PJ City Council seeks order to nullify EC’s election report

This is because the Election Commission did not get the council's view in preparing the redelineation report which was passed by the Dewan Rakyat on March 28.

Redelineation: Selangor to go to apex court despite impending GE14

State government tells lawyers to file application to obtain leave to challenge the Election Commission in the Federal Court, but the legal battle could be scuttled if BN recaptures Selangor.

Guan Eng calls redelineation ‘electoral apartheid’

DAP secretary-general says new electoral boundaries do not bode well for the future of the country.

EC’s redelineation exercise left out Penang, says Guan Eng

The Penang chief minister says the EC has failed to carry out the job it was entrusted with.

Cops visit Bersih office over Parliament demonstration

However, Bersih executive director Yap Swee Seng says the rally organisers will only give their statements at the police station if they are accompanied by their lawyers.

Redelineation report gazetted with king’s consent

This comes just a day after the new electoral boundaries were approved by the Dewan Rakyat.

Kedah Umno Youth calls Mahathir hypocrite over redelineation

Its chief Shaiful Hazizy Zainol Abidin says the former prime minister is responsible for the system that he now claims is dirty.

Expect electoral roll within a week, says EC chairman

If not out within a week, the electoral roll should be available at latest on nomination day.

Najib: Electoral boundary changes benefit elected reps

The prime minister says government neither interfered with nor influenced the EC in the discharge of its duties.

Redelineation appeal adjourned as Selangor applies to disqualify judges

Lawyers for Selangor express concern that two judges on the bench of the Court of Appeal ran the risk of having pre-determined the issue as they had earlier decided on cases of a similar nature.

EC: We’ll use new boundaries for GE14, if gazetted

Election Commission chief says it only takes one day to get king's consent for redelineation motion to become official after it is passed in the Dewan Rakyat.

DAP: Govt may table EC proposal that will help it win...

DAP wants voters in Selangor to protest the possible move to adopt an ‘unconstitutional’ proposal which will favour BN in the election.

EC: Check polling info at least a week before GE14 for...

Election Academy official says voters can have their polling stations changed if redelineation of electoral boundaries is passed by Parliament and implemented in GE14.

Ex-judge: Legal avenue still open to fight redelineation report

The appropriate remedy will be a declaration and injunction to restrain the prime minister from presenting the Election Commission’s report to the Dewan Rakyat, says Gopal Sri Ram.

30,000 object to redelineation in Selangor

Bersih and PH hand over objections to the proposed redelineation of electoral boundaries to the Election Commission.

Court can’t usurp Dewan Rakyat’s right to decide on redelineation

Court of Appeal judgment states constitutional protection given to 'both Houses of Parliament' on validity of proceedings cannot be questioned in any court.

Court adjourns EC’s application, allows Selangor time to reply

However, the three-man Court of Appeal bench dismisses an application to disqualify its chairman, Idrus Harun, on grounds of bias.

MPs, voters head to Federal Court to challenge EC

Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran says his lawyers have submitted three questions of law to obtain leave to set aside a Court of Appeal ruling that courts are powerless to inquire into the work of the EC.