Call to object EC’s redelineation proposal
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.