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EC Denies Allegations Of Manipulation In GE14

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PUTRAJAYA – The Election Commission (EC) has denied allegations by Bersih 2.0 that it had manipulated the 14th general election (GE14) to allow certain parties to win. EC chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah stressed that EC had carried out all the processes of GE14 with transparency and fairness, with any manipulations aimed at certain…

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Voting On A Working Day Is Nothing New – EC

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PUTRAJAYA – The Election Commission (EC) welcomes the announcement by the government that May 9, which is polling day for the 14th General Election, has been fixed as a public holiday to enable Malaysians to fulfill their responsibility as voters. In a statement issued today, EC chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah pointed out that…

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Malaysians Go To The Polls On May 9

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysians will go to the polls on May 9. The Election Commission, which announced the date today, also said that nomination for the 14th general election is on April 28. Early voting is on May 5. The campaign period is for 11 days, said EC chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah after chairing…

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Nation Eagerly Awaits Announcement Of Date For Polling

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PUTRAJAYA – The nation is waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the nomination and polling dates for the 14th general election. The Election Commission convened a special meeting at 10 am today at its headquarters. The meeting, chaired by EC chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah and also attended by deputy chairman Tan…

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EC Receives Instrument Of Pahang State Assembly Dissolution

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KUANTAN – The Election Commisison (EC) has received the instrument of dissolution of the Pahang State Assembly signed by the Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah. Pahang EC director Datuk Zamree Hamli said he received the instrument dated April 7 from the State Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Ishak Muhammad at 8.45 am today.…

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Court Of Appeal Rejects Selangor Govt’s Appeal Against EC Redelineation

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PETALING JAYA – The Court of Appeal on Thursday dismissed the Selangor government’s appeal against the Election Commission’s (EC) redelineation exercise. The case which was presided by a three member-panel led by Justice Ahmadi Asnawi ruled that the court had no jurisdiction to decide on the redelineation and the electoral roll, although the Selangor government…

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EC Proposes Renaming 12 Parliamentary, 28 State Seats

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Election Commission has recommended the renaming of 12 parliamentary constituencies and 28 state constituencies in peninsular Malaysia in its Report on the Review of Electoral Boundaries. The independent body has also recommended that the number of parliamentary and state constituencies in the peninsula remains unchanged. Thus, for the coming 14th General…

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Employees Of 9 Departments, Agencies Can Apply For Postal Volting – EC

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KUALA LUMPUR – Employees of nine departments and agencies who are eligible to vote and required to be on duty on polling day can apply for postal voting, with the application to be submitted at least five days before nomination day, according to the Election Commission (EC). The departments and agencies concerned are the Malaysian…

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EC Rubbishes Yet Another GE14 Claim Linking

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PETALING JAYA – Linking the Elec­tion Commission (EC) to claims that the 14th general election (GE14) is imminent is becoming a national pastime. In the past six months, the EC has been linked to speculation that GE14 is just around the corner no less than four times. In the latest episode, a video footage of…

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Selangor Govt Gets Interim Stay On Proposed Redelineation

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KUALA LUMPUR – The High Court here today allowed the Selangor Government’s application for an interim stay of the Election Commission (EC)’s inquiry proceedings on the proposed redelineation of electoral boundaries for parliamentary and state constituencies in the state. Judicial Commissioner Azizul Azmi Adnan in his ruling said the stay was granted pending hearing of…

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Meeting Of Conference Of Rulers Discusses Appointment Of Judges, EC Members

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KUALA LUMPUR: The 239th meeting of the Conference of Rulers which convened here today discussed matters pertaining to the appointment of judges of the higher courts and the appointment of members of the Elections Commission, according to a statement. The statement, issued by the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad,…

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EC May Require Elected Representatives To Have Credit In SPM BM

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Election Commission (EC) is studying a proposal that individuals wanting to become elected representatives be required to have at least a credit in Bahasa Melayu in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination. EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said the suitability of the proposal must be studied. “Under the…

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BN Awaits EC’s Conformation On Permatang Pauh And Chempaka Seats

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KUALA LUMPUR – Barisan Nasional (BN) is still waiting for the confirmation from the Election Commission on the status of Permatang Pauh Parliamentary seat in Penang and the Chempaka state seat in Kelantan before taking any further action. “We will wait for the confirmation from EC about the dates for the by-elections,” Prime Minister and…

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Delineation Notice Not Gazetted This Month Due To Floods

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PUTRAJAYA – The proposed delineation exercise of Parliamentary and State constituencies that was scheduled to be gazetted this month has been postponed to next year due to the current floods in several states. Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said the notice could not be gazetted this month as voters in…

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BN Leaders Hope For Fairer Deal For Voters And Elected Representatives

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KUALA LUMPUR – Leaders of Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties have described the proposed redelineation of electoral boundaries as timely and hoped that it would lead to a fairer deal for both voters and elected representatives. They feel that the Election Commission (EC) should take demographics into account when redrawing the boundaries, to ensure that…

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EC To Go Ahead With Redelineation Of Electoral Boundaries

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PUTRAJAYA – The Election Commission (EC) is to go ahead with the long overdue redelineation of electoral boundaries, having deferred the scheduled exercise in 2011 after the last one was done in 2003. EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said the EC was expected to gazette the notice for the redelineation exercise at…

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