Call to ob­ject EC’s re­de­lin­eation pro­posal

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY ELLY FAZANIZA

PETALING JAYA: Elec­toral watch­dog Ber­sih 2.0 yes­ter­day urged vot­ers to voice their ob­jec­tions against the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion’s (EC) pro­posed re­de­lin­eation pro­posal.

Its trea­surer Thomas Fann said an objection let­ter can be down­loaded from its De­lin­eation Ac­tion and Re­search Team (DART) web­site dart.ber­sih.org, adding that the dead­line for sub­mis­sions is Oct 14.

He said EC’s pro­posal has crossed lo­cal au­thor­ity bound­aries, thus vi­o­lat­ing Sec­tion 2(d) of the Fed­eral Con­sti­tu­tion’s 13th Sched­ule by dis­re­gard­ing the place­ment of lo­cal au­thor­i­ties in a con­stituency.

Ber­sih chair­man Maria Chin Ab­dul­lah urged con­stituents in the Petaling Jaya Utara par­lia­men­tary seat to sign an au­tho­ri­sa­tion let­ter that will al­low the EC to halt the cur­rent re­de­lin­eation ex­er­cise.

Mean­while, Umno Sun­gai Be­sar divi­sion chief Datuk Seri Ja­mal Yunos took a group of re­porters by sur­prise by hold­ing a press con­fer­ence in a male wash­room of Umno Se­lan­gor build­ing in Shah Alam.

The shocker did not end there as Ja­mal then ripped the orig­i­nal copy of the let­ter of de­mand sent by Maria Chin, dumped it into one of the cu­bi­cle and flushed it down the toi­let.

Puz­zled me­dia per­son­nel asked that the press con­fer­ence be held in a more ap­pro­pri­ate place, but Ja­mal said the small toi­let was fine.

The press con­fer­ence was also at­tended by sev­eral fe­male re­porters, who seemed un­com­fort­able go­ing into the gents’ room.

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