Zahid: Enough avenues for objections
NEW YORK: Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties and the Opposition have adequate opportunities to lodge objections over the Election Commission’s (EC) redelineation plans, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He said all parties must scrutinise the proposed changes, including whether they involve increasing or decreasing the number of voters or changing the names of the constituencies.
“However, I don’t think BN component parties agree to all the proposals, and similarly with the opposition parties.
“But I believe sufficient time will be given by the EC to enable disagreements to be translated into objections,” he told Malaysian journalists after attending a reception with United States President Barack Obama for delegation heads attending the United Nations General Assembly here.
Ahmad Zahid said he was aware of the objections voiced by BN component parties. However, he said he believed the EC had its own yardstick in discharging its duties.
“I believe the prime minister, as Barisan Nasional (chairman), will hold a meeting of the BN supreme council at the end of the week, and certainly this matter will be discussed as the main agenda,” he added. – Bernama