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(GE12) SPR tries to trip the Opposition? February 22, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Malaysia, Politics.
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This was only announced to the media yesterday.
Today is Friday. Nomination Sunday. Democracy BN-style.


Declaration stamp a must, says EC PUTRAJAYA: For the first time, all candidates submitting their nomination papers must have the accompanying statutory declaration stamped, or risk having the papers rejected.

Election Commission (EC) secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor advised candidates to comply with this regulation, as statutory declarations are not exempt from stamp duty under the Stamp Act and the Election Regulations.

“The Election Commission wishes to announce that under Regulation 6(2A)(c) of the Election Regulation (Conduct of Elections) 1981, the returning officer can reject the nomination papers of a candidate if the statutory declaration (Form 5 or 5A) that is attached to it does not adhere to Regulation 4(7) Election Regulation (Conduct of Elections) 1981,” he said.

Kamaruzaman said the duty stamp can be purchased at any Pos Malaysia counter for RM10, or they could get the form franked at any Inland Revenue Board office or service centre.

He said duty stamps purchased from Pos Malaysia could be validated at any of the 128 district offices nationwide.

“The Inland Revenue Board has agreed to cooperate with the Election Commission by keeping its offices and service centres nationwide open till 6pm on Saturday to facilitate the franking of candidates’ forms before nomination day,” he said.

Kamaruzaman said this was the first time the EC was imposing this regulation even though it has been in existence since 1981.


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1. Bob K - February 22, 2008

Yeah .. smart .. announce it one day before the Post Office closes for the last time before Nomination Day.

2. bamboo river - February 22, 2008

By the look of it, All parties in line with Barisan Rakyat has to be on their toes. They are going to create lots of inconvenience,last minute rulings to terminate the nominated candidates from Barisan Rakyat.

3. yh - February 22, 2008

you know, those cheats led by ra-shit are trying all their ways and means to ensure that BN retains control with more than 2/3 majority. no wonder, BN goes to the extent of changing the constitution to ensure that the BIG CHEAT RASHIT oversees thsi critical election.
The lastest attempt by the EC also serves to confirm that the response from the ground towards the opposition is positive. By the way, Fong is back to kick some arses.
Ra-shit, what else is coming from you?

4. MyMalaysia - February 22, 2008

For a better Malaysia with good governance

Slash the 2/3 majority!

You Know It Makes Sense!

5. Libra - February 22, 2008

I believe this condition must have been told to all the Returning Officers some time ago. So why was the announcement not made earlier?

6. budak malaysia - February 23, 2008

The BN rehires this Rashit just proves that the BN needs this Rashit to win big time in this 12th General Election.

Hey! Why on earth did the BN want to rectify the Constitution so that this expired Rashit could be reinstated even though this Shit of the Millennium had passed the shelf life?

This Shit of the Millennium had been tempering with the GE at his whims and fancies for the past 5 GE. The last was marking a code on the voting slip so that GE was no secret in Malaysia.

Now this stamping duty for the nomination paper? Would the Registration offices stay till 6 pm today?

Wow! This Shit of the Millennium sure know how to exploit the contesting candidates and make money for himself. It’s extra pocket money for those manning the registration counters.

This shit of the Millennium surely is a BN guy. How would you like to play a football game with the BN knowing that the referee and the 2 linesmen are BN guys….. in an hostile environment and unfamiliar climate with the fanatic crowd pro BN?

Sorry BNA (Barisan NO Alternative), the score board is already:

BN 3 0 BNA

And yet the BNA wants to play this unfair one sided controlled.game ???

Can the BNA win this GE? Not if this shit of the Millennium is still around manipulating the GE and rigging votes!

Since this is the last go for the Shit of the Millennium, surely this Shit of the Millennium would want to give it the biggest bang of the Millennium in this GE.

Sorry to all the BNA candidates! You lost because of this Shit of the Millennium makes sure you will lose big time in this 12th GE, else this Shit of the Millennium would not acquire this title for nothing!

This Shit of the Millennium should be chopped chopped to 10,000 pieces for fooling around with the Malaysian People who are his Boss.

The unfair refereeing has just begun even on the eve of campaign. During the game……. please don’t waste time complaining to the referee for unfair decisions, since you chose to want to play this game. Else boycott the game and get rid of this Shit of the Millennium before you go into the field.

The final score

BN (+referee + 2 linesmen) 10 2 BNA

Thus BN (+referee + 2 linesmen) won by a big margin.

To deny BN (+referee + 2 linesmen) 2/3 majority, you know I know it’s just talk only lah!!!!

7. bamboo river - February 23, 2008

“Ra-shit, what else is coming from you?” – yh.
More shits and only shits :-0

8. monsterball - February 23, 2008

This I think is designed to make things difficult for oppositions…….but it will backfire to UMNO and BN candidates.
Why say this at the last moment?
Although….professionally….it is correct to have stamped documents witnessed by a Commissioner of Oath…there should allow Mycard or Passports as full proof evidences.
In a way….the government is saying Mycard have loopholes..while they keep on saying….next time…all one need is a Mycard.
What a twister and full of shit government we have… under UMNO.

9. hitam.had - February 23, 2008

The RM10 stamp duty is also imposed on documents such as applications for shares etc. Normally, the RM 10 revenue stamp is just glued to the application forms without the need for further validation.

Since the EC has specified the procedure for the need to validate the revenue stamps purchased from Post Offices, I hope potential candidates will not try to be too smart and refuse to get these stamps validated.

Maybe, the EC does not trust the selling agent (the Post Office) to sell genuine stamps??

10. Wisdom above - February 24, 2008

I contacted one Commissioner for Oath & he was slightlty confused.

>He said,’ Dunno, it’s under Election Commission Act ‘.

…. excepts below worth reading..

LittleBird Says:

Today at 20: 05.07 (2 hours ago)
I am repeating what I posted in the other blogs.

Re: Outrage over new stamp duty rule http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/78450

Isn’t duties exempted for statutory declaration made pursuant to 1st
Schedule Para 2(ix) of the Stamp Act?

Just my two sens
[…]

11. Wisdom above - February 24, 2008

Isn’t duties exempted for statutory declaration made pursuant to 1st
Schedule Para 2(ix) of the Stamp Act?

Who got copy of Stamp Act ?

Can someone refer to th Stamp Act on ‘exemptions’.

Seek lawyers’s help at this last hours is chasing after the wind ?

12. Wisdom above - February 24, 2008

…SPR telah memansuhkan bayaran tersebut tanpa memaklumkan kepada calon-calon PAS.

>> “SPR berbuat demikian untuk membantu calon BN khususnya Umno Terengganu yang menghadapi masalah pemilihan calon,” katanya.

>>> “Kami (PAS) hanya mendapat tahu pemansuhan bayaran tersebut kira-kira jam 5 pagi tadi,” katanya, dalam sidang media selepas proses penamaan calon di Pejabat Tanah dan Daerah Marang hari ini.

Round 2: Barisan Rakyat (BR) won again..

http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/3306/84/

13. Wisdom above - February 24, 2008

So obviously clear, SPR answer only to ruling BN masters.

Many more BN dirty tricks coming in days to come.

>> BN candidate for Titiwangsa parliamentary seat didnt have stamping on his form. PAS lodged complaint to returning officer as the ruling required such stamping. However the protest was turn down with reason given that he had just received verbal instruction that stamping requirement is no more mandotory.

>>What a dirty trick – they imposed it as eleventh hour on last thursday with hope that opposition candidates from east coast and northern states will be disqualified!

>>> But when their candidate got caught, they immediately change the ruling!

Round 2: Barisan Rakyat (BR) won again..

14. Wisdom above - February 24, 2008

Extracts from Jed Yoong,

Food for thoughts….

< No signatures on ‘Nomination Forms’ not legally disqualified ?

>>… Husam said something about the BN calon not signing the nomination form.

>If the BN calon is disqualified, then PAS will win a seat — not sure if it’s Husam’s seat.

>> Same thing with Nik Aziz’s opponent in Pengkalan Pasir.
But his press secretary said that the SPR (Elections Commission) overruled that and Nik Aziz has to “lawan (fight)”.

…SPR double standard ?

…So obvious SPR dirty trick seen by all on 24-2-2008.

>>To help & beg & remind BN calon “to sign later” unto the earlier blank nomination forms after nominations closed at 10am ?

>>Pas Legal advisers should remember to file a ‘writ of motion’ in Election High court tomorrow to disqualify these 2 BN calons.

“the SPR (Elections Commission) overruled that ” should be punished under the Election ACT.

15. Wisdom above - February 24, 2008

Is this ‘Parliamentary Democracy” ?

1) >> …the issue cropped up when an agent for PAS candidate, Dr Khairudin Abd Malik, noticed that Rafidah failed to sign one of the nomination forms.

2)>>> “She signed on the forms that she submitted to me but she forgot to sign the form that was put on display during objection period,” he said on nomination day Sunday.

>> To help & beg & remind BN calon “to sign later” unto the earlier blank nomination forms on display after nominations closed at 10am ?

>>PAS “Legal advisers” should remember to file a ‘writ of motion’ in Election High court tomorrow to disqualify this Kuala Kangsar Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz BN calon.

“the SPR (Elections Commission) overruled that ” should be punished under the Election ACT.

>>…SPR double standard ?

…So obvious SPR dirty trick seen by all on 24-2-2008.

16. Wisdom above - February 24, 2008

Is this ‘Parliamentary Democracy’ ?

>> at 5.15pm that the nomination paper of two other candidates – Danny Anthony Andipai of PKR and Saineh Usau, an independent – were rejected by Returning Officer Bubudan O.T. Majalu because they were submitted after 10am.

>> However police reports have been lodged in Keningau by the rejected candidates claiming they were blocked from going to the nomination centre.

>Another SPR double standard ? ” after a mistake was made by the returning officer at the nomination centre. “

17. Wisdom above - February 24, 2008

> There were also near misses for the BN camp, including BN election director and Menteri Besar-designate Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin when their candidates almost had their papers rejected due to technicalities.

PAS Legal Advisers should file “election Writ’ to disqualify Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin BN.

>> See technicalities in Sabah.

Is this ‘Parliamentary Democracy’ ?

>> at 5.15pm that the nomination paper of two other candidates – Danny Anthony Andipai of PKR and Saineh Usau, an independent – were rejected by Returning Officer Bubudan O.T. Majalu because they were submitted after 10am.

>> However police reports have been lodged in Keningau by the rejected candidates claiming “they were blocked” from going to the nomination centre.

18. Wisdom above - February 24, 2008

More technicalities..

>>Mind you, in a number of other cases where the BN candidates were alleged to have balls-ed up with their registration forms, ‘twas only the ‘returning officers’ who saved them, in many cases not even providing any reason to the opposition why their objections were overruled and the BN candidates’ forms accepted. The Boleh-decisions😉

In one case Malaysiakini reported that PAS candidate Dr Lo’ Lo’ Mohd Ghazali (for Titiwangsa) objected to the nomination of BN’s Aziz Jamaluddin Mohd Tahir on the ‘suspicion’ that Aziz’ statutory declaration did not contain the required stamp duty payment.

hahaha – EC chairman Abdul Rashid has been too clever by half.

It seems Aziz Jamaluddin also contravened election laws when he allegedly paid his deposit with a personal cheque. Cek calon BN di sahkan Bolehwan lah! hahaha

But the Election Commission officers – led by returning officer Che Yahya Che Soh – refused to allow the PAS team to go through Aziz’s nomination papers to verify the claims.

Che Yahya said he received directions from his superiors to the effect neither candidate are allowed look through the other’s nomination papers. What he probably meant was PAS couldn’t look at BN’s papers to see if there were indeed errors, like no stamp duty being paid😉

Very dodgy lah. But mind you, this is BN Boleh Land.

19. Wisdom above - February 25, 2008

To all it may concerned,

….( First Point )…

“Duti setem: Demi selamatkan BN, tindakan SPR dikecam”

1) Did SPR acted “Ultra Vires” on 21-2-208 & 23-2-2008 ?

Food for thought.. BARISAN RAKYAT.

>Repeat as references – reflections by all Legal Advisers of “Barisan Rakyat “.

…Re: Outrage over new stamp duty rule http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/78450

>..Isn’t duties exempted for statutory declaration made pursuant to 1st
…Schedule Para 2(ix) of the Stamp Act?

…Just my two sens.

>> If above is correct, has SPR chairman & Secretary both acted ‘Ultra Vires’ by the issuance of the two dated letters below ?

>> ‘…tiba-tiba SPR mengeluarkan surat yang didakwa bertarikh 23 Februari memansuhkan surat arahan itu yang dikeluarkan pada 21 Februari,”…

What are the Legal remedies available for ” Barisan Rakyat” against SPR
under ‘ Common Law ” for ‘vicarious liabilty’ to cause
“confusion with malice intent” ?

Stamp Act amended , but Election Act not ammended at all ?

No Pari Pasi ?

A Legal PARADOX ?

….(Second point),

2) Was the amendment to the Constitution to extend the term of service by an additional year for EC chairman “duly Gazetted” for it to have legal effect ?

Bila & Mana salinan Warta Kerjaaan di cetakkan?

I am just curious ?

Just my 6 sens.

20. Wisdom above - February 26, 2008

To all component parties of Barisan Rakyat.

….So file a complaint against the BN.

1)Only Symbol ” Dacing ” was registered ?

2)Did BN component politicians “register their faces” not nominated for use
together with & on BN ” Dacing “symbol ?

3)Political parties “cannot put” up any election paraphernalia in parliamentary and state constituencies where they do not have any candidates contesting.

4)EC secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Nor said “only” parties with their candidates standing in the constituencies could put up the paraphernalia and distribute election materials.

5)To a question, he said Barisan Nasional and its components could do so as they are a registered coalition.

>> ….So file a complaint against the BN.

> as provided for under Section 24B(10) of the Election Offences Act 1954.

a)BN can use BN election paraphernalia only.

b)only “a Face “of candidate nominated can be displayed, right ?

>> Only Symbol ” Dacing ” was registered only. Right ?

>> Legally, Najib face, other BN faces cannot be displayed at all by Law. Correct?

>> Did BN component politicians “register their faces” not nominated for use
together with & on BN ” Dacing “symbol ? No ?

Can Barisan Rakyat Legal Advisers check up with Registrar of society & Election Commission on these ?

Since 1984, I doubt they ever ‘register their faces’ for use in all constituencies.

So SPR want to deny us the right to stand together as ‘BARISAN RAKYAT’ ?

21. Wisdom above - February 28, 2008

SPR must follow the Law … equal level playing field…

a) Political parties “cannot put” up any election paraphernalia in parliamentary and state constituencies where they do not have any candidates contesting.

b) EC secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Nor said “only” parties with their candidates standing in the constituencies could put up the paraphernalia and distribute election materials.

1)Only Symbol ” Dacing ” was registered for legal use..

….Najib did not contest in Kepala Batas & Lembah Pantai (Bangsar).

….Why Najib face appear there & elsewhere.. ?

2) ….So file a complaint against Najib ….made a polis report..

…… as provided for under Section 24B(10) of the Election Offences Act 1954.

3) only “a Face “of candidate nominated can be displayed…
…..only Badawi photo can be displayed in Kepala Batas….

>> By Law, Najib face, other BN big faces cannot be displayed at all .

Can Barisan Rakyat Legal Advisers check up with Registrar of society & Election Commission on these ?

Since 1984, no ‘big faces’ were ‘registered’ for use in all constituencies.

Syabas. Barisan Rakyat. VOTE for CHANGE.

22. Wisdom above - February 28, 2008

No compromise between right and evil
Thomas Cranmer | Feb 28, 08 2:53pm

Politics is an arena in which personal convictions and public service intermingle like no other; a home of great power and yet a place where decisions require consensus and approval on many levels. Within a country composed of many religions, and bearing in mind the common root of convictions and beliefs, I feel it valuable to refresh our predominantly secular view of politics and politicians to include a religious point of reference. With your permission I would like to

share my own personal viewpoint founded upon Christianity, in the hope it might at least provoke some thought about the political demands placed upon all of us by our respective religions.

As a Christian, I know that I am by no means isolated amongst members of the world’s major religions in being required to apply the guidelines and rules of my religion throughout my live without exception. The forthcoming election is certainly an occasion during which this requirement can be exercised, for insomuch as a Christian believes one candidate would do more good than another in the eyes of the Lord, it is incumbent upon the Christian to vote for that candidate.

Thus far, I am sure all seems quite agreeable. However, danger lurks in the naive application of such a principle; the promises made by a candidate before election frequently fail to reach fulfillment. Oftentimes the candidate lacks the experience, resolve or ability to bring about the changes promised. In yet other cases, the newly elected politician feels free to ignore promises which were made and begins to views them as merely a means by which to win votes.

How then should the Christian decide, given that promises cannot be taken at face value? A useful measure of the worth of a man is by the deeds he performs; as the Bible teaches, a good man will not bear bad fruits, nor a bad man bear good fruits. When one considers a candidate, a Christian should care to judge him based upon his past performance as well as what he promises for the future. If the fruits of his past are bad, why should one think that the fruits he will bear in the future will be good?

Yet still, this is not enough to judge a politician, for in the complex world of politics, a man’s will is not always entirely his own. There are frequently loyalties to political parties, other people or communities which will influence him if he is elected. It is true to say that a man cannot serve two masters; that is to say that he will serve God in his work, or he will serve his other master; he can never serve both entirely but will pay lip service to one and obey the other. Christians learn that to serve the weakest amongst us is to serve God himself, making true service of the most disadvantaged amongst mankind no conflict of interest with serving God. So, one should measure candidates against that yardstick and ascertain whether they strive to help everyone who is hungry, needy, ill or otherwise helpless and without the slightest regard to the creed, race, background, or nationality of those people, for these are signs of true service of God.

Needless to say, a Christian should count against a candidate any form of inequity, corruption, repression or works which enrich the wealthy above enriching the poor – for whether these are silently accepted or vocally supported they are a powerful indication that the politician seeks not to serve God but the evils of greed, thirst for power or base racist and nationalist depravities. Every good man fit for public office fights against these things at every step of the way, whatever the consequences may be for self, family, party or nation, for there can be no compromise between what is right and what is evil. Should no candidate match up to these very basic and most essential

of requirements, then a Christian does well to pray for and hasten the finding of new candidates from amongst the most upright and God-fearing members of society.

Of particular importance to a Christian is that he must ensure that the candidate who gains his vote is one who will not stand in the way of God’s will. Importantly, this means choosing a candidate who supports freedom of religion, a freedom which allows Christians to be uninhibited in their obedience to the Word of God. One might check whether a candidate fully supports the right of Christians to spread the Good News to people of all races, religions and nations, and to serve God through every part of their lives. To me as a Christian, any politician who condones or leaves unopposed a limitation upon the teaching of Christianity and laws restricting forms of Christian public worship is in direct opposition to the expressed will of God.

As a Christian, I pray that the new government will have upright and God-fearing members sufficient that the will of God will be furthered throughout their term of parliament, and that God’s guidance and blessing will upon those in authority, throughout this nation and in all nations.


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