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Can Rashid explain these? February 27, 2008

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This from my friend, Kok Fah, a staunch opposition supporter:-

I’m a voter since 1986. Since 1995 I vote in Puchong. When i checked my name before nomination at SPR web site I’m still a voter in Puchong. But when i checked my name just now, i’m not a voter, i can’t vote.

I’m now at Kajang PKR bilik gerekan, we received some conplaints that they vote in 2004 Dun Kajang, now they cant vote because they are not a voter, some had been tranfer to other areas.

This sounds like my case during the 1999 General Elections. I registered in April 1997, had a receipt and all, yet my name didn’t appear on the rolls in 1999. I had to re-register again.

And, are these people very very old or too young to vote? (check with http://daftarj.spr.gov.my/daftar.asp; birthdates below which appear in the current electoral)


Is it incompetence or desperation on part of the BN/EC alliance? Either way, it’s reason enough to VOTE THIS GOVERNMENT OUT!

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

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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.

(GE12) The number ’13’ February 14, 2008

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The Elections Commission (EC) has the power to set the elections date, not the former Prime Minister. So was the date 8 March really decided by the EC or given by our numerology fan – Mr. 13? (And how come a number of us were told of that date in advance :D)

Maybe Rashid likes ’13’ too.

And on the issue of indelible ink, heads up folks. Sources claim it’s NOT likely to be compulsory.

Is that why he was ainsy?

Asked to confirm on the use of indelible ink in the coming election, the EC chief replied: “I will talk about that later. The procedures-procedures are not (main topic) in this session, we are more interested in the (election) dates.”

Pressed again, he retorted: “Did I say cancel? I will call you if there is any change.” (Malaysiakini, 14 Feb 2008)

Why Pak Lah wants to crush BERSIH December 11, 2007

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(Updated) Bravo to the Opposition MPs who refused to be present during the ramming through of the Constitutional amendment (first reading only today!) which extends the age of retirement of the Elections Commission from 65 to 66 years of age.

Expect General Elections before this chap’s 67th birthday.


See the memorandum which rattled the embattled Elections Commission chief and the Prime Minister.


BERSIH Memorandum to the
Parliament of Malaysia and All Its Members
11 December 2007


The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH) urges the Parliament of Malaysia, which consists of His Majesty the Yang diPertuan Agong, Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara to reject the proposed bill to amend Article 114 of the Federal Constitution, which will effect in Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman’s extension as the Election Commission (EC) Chairperson up to one-and-a-half years.

BERSIH stresses that Tan Sri Abdul Rashid, whose service is continuously marred with recurring electoral frauds and manipulations, is not fit for the job and must go immediately. All parliamentarians must therefore vote against this Constitutional Amendment Bill so obviously being rushed through to keep him the job is an insult to both the Constitution and Parliament.