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行动大马(Tindak Malaysia)创始人黄炳耀受询时也表示,这是非常危险的情况,任何不满的一方只能够在选举后到选举法 庭入禀选举诉讼。选举诉讼一般都将耗费时间。
黄炳耀(右图)不解为何选委会要落实这种能够引起公众关注的条例。他说,就是因为人民对选委会感到不满,才 会有净选盟集会,如今选委会这么做,只会更加令人感到不满。
不过,他说,一切都需要等待全国大选时才会知道此条例的具体落实情况。
另外,黄炳耀也点出,由于选举官是政府公务员,因此有利益冲突,他以足球赛为例,称参赛的双方,不能由其他 一方的人来当裁判。
他重申,在今年3月21日,净选盟和行动大马提呈给专司选举改革的国会特别遴选委员会的备忘录就建议选举官 要由民间组织的成员担任。
只有在选举官和投票站主任的合作之下,才能够发生选举舞弊。如果选举官和投票站主任是公平的,80%的问 题就不会发生了。

取消提名抗议时间存潜在危机
监选员忧在野党提名不获接纳


作者/曾薛霏 2012年06月05日 04:38:23 pm

【本刊曾薛霏撰述】马来西亚选举委员会于四月修改《1981年选举(选举程序)条例》,取消提名日当天一个 小时的抗议时间,直接由选举官审核候选人的参选资格。监督选举组织担心,在选举官由政府公务员担任的情况下 ,容易受到政治影响,而导致在野党候选人提名不获接纳,无法参选。
马来西亚选举观察联盟(MEO-net)观察员黄文强表示,选委会修改条例,取消一个小时的抗议时间,但是在野党并没有看到潜伏的危 机。
他也告诉《独立新闻在线》,这样一来,选举官有决定权去决定一个候选人能否参选,该选举官可以取消半数在野 党候选人的资格,这是非常严重的问题,因为选举官一般上都是公务员,他们容易受到政治影响。
在相关条例修改前,提名日当天是在早上9时到10时开始提名。早上10时到11时,官员便会将提名人的表格 展示出来,以便任何在该选区的选民可在一个小时的抗议时间内,提出抗议。而在11时后,选举官便在没有耽误 时间的情况下,告知提名人或复议人或者抗议人有关其是否接纳提名的决定,而选举官的决定是最后的决定,不能 在任何法庭被质疑,除非候选人到选举法庭入禀选举诉讼。
然而,根据4月30日颁布《宪报》的《1981年选举(选举程序)条例》第7条例,删除了抗议时间,惟保留 选举官需要告知拒绝接纳提名的理由,而该理由将保留在记录中。
但是有关选举官的决定乃最后决定且不得在法庭上挑战的部分则保留,未有更动。
只能入禀选举诉讼
行动大马(Tindak Malaysia)创始人黄炳耀受询时也表示,这是非常危险的情况,任何不满的一方只能够在选举后到选举法 庭入禀选举诉讼。选举诉讼一般都将耗费时间。
黄炳耀(右图)不解为何选委会要落实这种能够引起公众关注的条例。他说,就是因为人民对选委会感到不满,才 会有净选盟集会,如今选委会这么做,只会更加令人感到不满。
不过,他说,一切都需要等待全国大选时才会知道此条例的具体落实情况。
另外,黄炳耀也点出,由于选举官是政府公务员,因此有利益冲突,他以足球赛为例,称参赛的双方,不能由其他 一方的人来当裁判。
他重申,在今年3月21日,净选盟和行动大马提呈给专司选举改革的国会特别遴选委员会的备忘录就建议选举官 要由民间组织的成员担任。
只有在选举官和投票站主任的合作之下,才能够发生选举舞弊。如果选举官和投票站主任是公平的,80%的问 题就不会发生了。
《独立新闻在线》尝试联络选委会主席阿都阿兹(Abdul Aziz Yusof)以了解此事,惟其手机接通后,他未接听电话;而副主席旺阿末的手机拨通后,直接进入留言信箱 。

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TRANSLATION by Florence L.

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Tindak Malaysia Founder Wong Piang Yow said, this was a very dangerous situation. Any dissatisfied party can only file for election litigation to the Elections Court after the election. Election proceedings are generally time-consuming.

Wong Piang Yow (right) did not understand why would the EC implement this Ordinance that caused public concern. Bersih gatherings were the results of the peoples dissatisfaction with the EC. With the ECs recent move, it will only cause more dissatisfaction, he explained.

However, we have to wait until the next General Elections to know about the specific implementation of the Ordinance, he said.

Wong also pointed out, there is a conflict of interest as the election officials are civil servants. He cited football for example that the match referee does not come from either one participating teams.

He reiterated, the Bersih Committee and Tindak Malaysia had submitted an electoral reform memorandum to the Parliamentary Selective Committee (PSC) on 21 March 2012, proposed that election officials shall made up by members of independent civil societies.

Election fraud can only be prevented if there is co-operation between the Returning Officer and Chief Officer at the Voting Room (Ketua Tempat Mengundi). If both of them are fair, 80 percent of the problems would not have happened."

Hidden threat with the abolishment of nomination objection period
Elections monitoring group fears rejections of Opposition nominations

By: CHEN SHAUA FUI, 5 June 2012, 04:38:23 pm

The Election Commission Malaysia had amended the Elections (Conduct of Elections) Regulations 1981 in April 2012, abolishing the one hour objection period on nomination day, giving the EC officials the power to decide the eligibility of candidates. Elections monitoring groups are concerned that for the election officials are civil servants, they are susceptible to political influence, which led to the rejection of nomination of candidates from the Opposition and disqualified them to stand for elections.

Malaysia Election Observation Alliance (MEO-net) observer, Ong Boon Keong said, the Election Commission has amended the Ordinance and abolished the one hour objection period. The Opposition however, did not see the hidden threat.

"As a result, election officials have the discretion to determine whether a candidate can stand for election. The election officials may disqualify half of the nominations of the Opposition. This is a very serious problem, because the election officials generally are civil servants who are susceptible to political influence, he told Merdeka Review.

Before the amendments were approved, nomination starts from 9am to 10am on nomination day. From 10am to 11am, the officials will display the details of qualified candidates so that any voters in the constituency could object within that one hour. After 11am, election officials will inform the candidates or protesters whether their nominations have been accepted. The decision of the EC officials is final and cannot be challenged in any court except the Election Court.

However, according to the enactment published in the Gazette on 30 April 2012, Elections (Conduct of Elections) Regulations (7) 1981, the objection period has been abolished but the election officials will need to make known the reason of nomination rejection, and the reasons will be stated in record.

The decision of the election official is final and cannot be challenged in court.

Filing to Election Court is the only option

Tindak Malaysia Founder Wong Piang Yow said, this was a very dangerous situation. Any dissatisfied party can only file for election litigation to the Elections Court after the election. Election proceedings are generally time-consuming.

Wong Piang Yow (right) did not understand why would the EC implement this Ordinance that caused public concern. Bersih gatherings were the results of the peoples dissatisfaction with the EC. With the ECs recent move, it will only cause more dissatisfaction, he explained.

However, we have to wait until the next General Elections to know about the specific implementation of the Ordinance, he said.

Wong also pointed out, there is a conflict of interest as the election officials are civil servants. He cited football for example that the match referee does not come from either one participating teams.

He reiterated, the Bersih Committee and Tindak Malaysia had submitted an electoral reform memorandum to the Parliamentary Selective Committee (PSC) on 21 March 2012, proposed that election officials shall made up by members of independent civil societies.

Election fraud can only be prevented if there is co-operation between the Returning Officer and Chief Officer at the Voting Room (Ketua Tempat Mengundi). If both of them are fair, 80 percent of the problems would not have happened."

Merdeka Review has tried to contact the Election Commission Chairman, Abdul Aziz Yusof, but the phone calls went unanswered, while Merdeka Review was directed to the mobile phone voice mail of the EC Vice Chairman, Wan Ahmad.