Zahid: Enough av­enues for ob­jec­tions

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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

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