Maintaining the Fiction of Free and Fair Elections:

Philosophy:

"The manufacture of elections is not technically a difficult operation. At practically every point, officials can intervene to bias the system in favour of one set of candidates and against or in favour of another set of candidates. Elections won, are made skillfully by minor interventions at a large number of points, not by brutal imposition at a few points.

The sum of these things should be enough to keep the government in power!!
EC SOP:

We shall safeguard Parliamentary democracy in Malaysia by ensuring victory to an UMNO-led Government by through maximising the constitutional loopholes and resources available to us in the delimitation of constiuencies, electoral roll and voting processes!

This is achieved by creating ambiguities in the Constitution, the Election Laws, the Election Regulations and even the Election Guidebooks to give maximum discretionary power to the election officials who shall all be civil servants under our control.